Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s 2018-19 season is a wrap! We hope you enjoyed every moment. Here are some highlights from the mainstage season at the Kauffman Center, which included West Side Story, Madama Butterfly, Cosi fan tutte, and The Pearl Fishers. All mainstage photos are by Elise Bakketun.

  • West Side Story, Sept. 2018

We also produced three unique programs for our Explorations Series, held in our Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. The Explorations Series featured High Fidelity Opera, Mack the Knife is The Man I Love (A Weill-Gershwin Cabaret) and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope. All Explorations photos are by Brian Paulette.

  • High Fidelity Opera, Nov. 2018.

Critics had this to say about our 2018-19 mainstage productions:

West Side Story: “An American Classic Lives Again in Dazzling Lyric Opera Production” Bob Trussel for KC Studio

Madama Butterfly: “One of the best performances of 2018” – Brandon Tietz for In Kansas City

Cosi fan tutte: “Analyze This: Cosi is brilliant fun” – Paul Horsley for The Independent

The Pearl Fishers: “An unashamedly fabulous Pearl Fishers” – Hilary Stroh for Bachtrack

Join us for another exciting season! Subscriptions to our 2019-20 season at the Kauffman Center are now available at (816) 471-7344, Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00, or anytime at this link.