To kick-off Opera Connection’s ninth season, The Music Hall invites the community to a free Met season preview by Dennis Neil Kleinman at the Loft, with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Admission is free, however tickets are required. Last year, this filled-up quickly, so get your free tickets soon!

Opera Connection includes discussions led by cultural historian and composer Dennis Neil Kleinman prior to several Met at The Music Hall HD broadcasts. “Opera, above all else, is about great storytelling,” says Dennis, who always entertains and enlightens audiences with his own stories that connect the dots between opera, history, and modern culture.

Dennis Neil Kleinman is a writer/producer whose work has appeared on The Disney Channel, Showtime and The History Channel. Kids know Dennis best for writing the theme song for the multi-Emmy Award-winning PBS series Reading Rainbow.