January Newsletter, 2023

By: Lyric Opera Staff

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The new year brings exciting and engaging opportunities to connect with Lyric Opera with exciting art installations at Orpheus Affair, a spooky trip to the Overlook Hotel, the annual Lyric Opera Ball, a zany children’s opera about all the ways to listen, and a reflection of Stephen Sondheim’s work.


Winter/Spring Preview

Orpheus Affair: Candelabra

First, we start February with Orpheus Affair: Candelabra, presented by Orpheus KC. Tickets to this fun event at the Lyric Opera Production Arts Center are $65 and include an evening of dynamic art installations paired with themed drinks and delicious bites. *Ticket price will go up to $75 on February 4.
Purchase tickets HERE.

Get Tickets for The Shining

This March we are off to the Overlook Hotel for the Kansas City premiere of The Shining. Major American conductor Gerard Schwarz will make his Lyric Opera debut and lead an all-star cast, including Edward Parks as disturbed father Jack Torrence and American soprano Kelly Kaduce as Wendy. There is tremendous interest in this show, and demand for tickets is high, so secure seats soon before the best seats in the house are gone.
Purchase tickets HERE.

Lyric Opera Ball: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim

Then, in April, the Lyric Opera Circle presents its annual Lyric Opera Ball, celebrating the life and career of Stephen Sondheim. Join us on Saturday, April 1 at the Sheraton Hotel Kansas City at Crown Center. This black-tie ball benefitting Lyric Opera of Kansas City will feature a silent auction, games of chance, a gourmet multi-course dinner, vocal entertainment, and dancing.
Purchase tickets HERE.

Listen, Wilhelmina!

Later in April, our children’s production, Listen, Wilhelmina! will be presented in our production facility. 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!
Purchase tickets HERE.

Sondheim on Sondheim

Finally, to round out the 2022-2023 season, we bring you Sondheim on Sondheim, a retrospective of the father of the modern musical. Honoring the legacy of Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November 2021, this production features wonderful Sondheim stylists accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony.
Purchase tickets HERE.

2023–2024 Season

Can you believe that the Lyric Opera is making the final touches to our next engaging season of musical storytelling? Subscribers should start looking for renewal materials in late February. Current single-ticket buyers should also look out for fantastic deals to become a part of the Lyric Opera family of subscribers and deepen their connection to this art form and institution.

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