The Atlanta Opera’s season officially begins Oct. 2 with La bohème, but in the weeks prior, the opera’s offering a couple of free events open to the public.

Longtime opera supporter Bob Edge will offer witty commentary and brief overviews of the opera’s upcoming season at the Cobb Energy Centre on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.; highlights of La bohème, Porgy and Bess and Cosi fan tutte also will be performed by Atlanta Opera singers. And on Monday, Sept. 27, learn more about the history, background and storyline of La bohème at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Opera Center Rehearsal Hall.

Reserve your spot by calling 404-881-8801. For a schedule of free pre-show talks, visit the Atlanta Opera website.