Don Giovanni Opera Previews

May 31-June 1, 2022

Explore Don Giovanni in a 90-minute presentation by Derek Katz.

Derek Katz is an Associate Professor of Music History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from which he received his PhD in 2000. He also holds a degree from Harvard, and has studied at The Free University of Berlin on a Fulbright Fellowship. A specialist in Czech music, Dr. Katz has published articles in Musical Quarterly and in multiple Czech journals. A violinist who plays in an amateur string quartet in the summer, he has also contributed chapters to books on Nineteenth Century Chamber Music as well as to Janáček and His World as well as studying mid-20th Century institutional support for professional string quartets in the United States. 


Throughout the Bay Area.


Varies by location. Please see below.

San Francisco Chapter

Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 12PM

This Opera Preview will be virtually via Zoom webinar and the cost is $10 per participant. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

For more information, contact John C. Morris, Education Program Manager, [email protected].

San Jose Opera Guild

Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10AM

Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos

Free to San Jose Opera Guild and Addison-Penzak JCC members, $10 for general public. Admission payable only at the door; due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 30 people who are fully vaccinated and email [email protected] for reservations.

For more information, contact Steve Zilles at [email protected].

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:30PM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

$10 per lecture. Admission payable only at the door; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or [email protected].