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Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Our Mission: To make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the public through transformational opera experiences and community engagement which captures the hearts and minds of our diverse audiences.

Questions: Contact Director of Education and Community Engagement Neal Long at (816) 802-6054.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Student Dress Rehearsal: La traviata

 Cadette    Senior  Ambassador
Thu Nov 3, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal of La traviata at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Violetta is a far-famed courtesan whose skills in seduction and savoir-faire attract admirers from the cream of the aristocratic crop. From this host of hedonistic heathenry emerges a youthful hopeless romantic, Alfredo. Soon swayed by his professions of love, Violetta forsakes her Parisian life of luxury and settles countryside with the love of her life. But Alfredo’s father, filled with preconceived notions about her scandalous past, pressures Violetta into leaving her one true love. With Verdi’s goosebump-inducing melodies serenading the star-crossed couple, a betrayed and broken-hearted Alfredo learns that Violetta has become bedridden with tuberculosis. He goes to her, and once in each other’s arms, love is rekindled, and redemption is swift. But is this happy reunion the first step toward a second chance or their last chance to say goodbye?

Cost: $6 per person

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering.  PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 All Levels 
Sat Dec 3, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Student Dress Rehearsal: The Shining

 Cadette    Senior  Ambassador
Thu Mar 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal of The Shining at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Deep in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies and miles from where anyone can hear you scream; the Overlook Hotel awaits. For its new caretakers, the Torrance family, the only thing more unnerving than their profound seclusion and solitude is the realization that they are not the hotel’s only guests. While the young son with a sixth sense endures this house of horrors, his father faces demons – past and present, real and remembered – that ultimately turn him into a monster. What started as a desperate search for financial (and marital) sanctuary now spirals and sinks into a terrifying struggle for sanity and survival. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and with music as haunting as the story is horrifying, only through opera does The Shining discover more frightening and fulfilling depths than ever before.

Cost: $6 per person

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering.  PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW.

Student Dress Rehearsal: Sondheim on Sondheim

 Cadette    Senior  Ambassador
Thu May 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal of Sondheim on Sondheim at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Hailed as a “revelatory revue full of wonderful moments” and a “funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest composer and lyricist,” Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter through his beloved songs and words. With exclusive interviews interspersed among favorite songs, audiences get an inside look at the renowned composer’s personal life and artistic process. Honoring the legacy of Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November 2021, this production features wonderful Sondheim stylists accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony.

Cost: $6 per person

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering.  PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW.

Listen, Wilhelmina!

 Daisy   Brownie

  • Sat Apr 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us at the Lyric Opera Production Arts Center for Listen, Wilhelmina!, a zany interactive children’s opera exploring a kaleidoscope of styles and all the different ways there are to listen. Three wombats have come to their first concert. One of them, Wilhelmina, is beside herself with excitement. She can’t stop clapping, singing, or even dancing when she’s supposed to be quiet (much to the horror of the other Wombats, Ranger Nat, and the very famous conductor). Appropriate for all ages, Listen, Wilhelmina! is specially designed for children ages 3—8. Stick around after the show for a host of fun (and educational) activities!

Cost per person: $10

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW.