April Newsletter, 2023

By: Lyric Opera Staff

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Welcome to April!  Can you believe the end of the 2022–2023 season is near? But don’t worry; there are still two more opportunities to open your world.  First, we have Listen, Wilhelmina!, our fun and engaging family opera for young people and the young at heart. At a mere twenty-five minutes, this show is the perfect way to introduce young people to opera.  Then in early May, we have Sondheim on Sondheim, a retrospective of the father of the modern American musical. 


Listen, Wilhelmina!

Join us on April 15 and 16 for Listen, Wilhelmina!, a zany interactive children’s opera exploring a kaleidoscope of styles and all the different ways to listen. Appropriate for all ages, this educational opera is designed for children ages 3–8.

Stick around after the show for a host of fun educational activities including Coloratura musical painting, a creative dance lab, a storytelling station, and wombat parade! Buy tickets HERE.

Join the conversation.

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter Stephen Sondheim. Through his beloved songs and words, audiences get an inside look at the composer’s personal life and artistic process. To amplify the show, join Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Object Enthusiast, and Duet for an evening open house featuring live music, wine, interactive experiences, and the opportunity to create your very own ceramic masterpiece. RSVP for this free event HERE.

Opera Dives Deep

There are two opportunities to enrich your understanding of Sondheim on Sondheim with Opera Dives Deep! Join us on Monday, April 24 or the following Monday for our free lecture series, where you can learn more about the life of Stephen Sondheim as well as the impact he’s made in both musical theater and opera spaces. RSVP and learn more HERE.

Sondheim On Sondheim

An intimate look at the father of the modern musical, featuring new arrangements of his most beloved work. Join us on May 6 or 7 to hear your favorite musical theater classics! Buy tickets HERE.

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For the most up-to-date information on upcoming events, community programming, and educational opportunities, check out our calendar below.