Can music bring the world together? In this free-ranging discussion that swoops from Opera 101 to operas with a touch of the East, Maestro James Conlon, one of the world’s foremost opera conductors takes us through the magic and power of opera. Whether it is Verdi or Mozart, the power of opera lies in its theatricality, emotion and the beauty of the human voice. Maestro Conlon will talk about magnificent operas that touch the soul and spirit. What makes them great? Is opera relevant in today’s polarized world? What are some operas that beginners can listen to? How do you appreciate opera? What is the future of opera post Covid?