March Newsletter, 2023

By: Lyric Opera Staff

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Spring is approaching, and with it, the major opera event of the season: The Shining!  In addition, we have some fabulous engagement opportunities to enrich your experience at the show, including a special Community Conversations event at the Apple Store on the Country Club Plaza!  After The Shining we move on to Listen, Wilhelmina! our upcoming family production for children of all ages.  The weather and Lyric Opera of Kansas City stages are warming up, so engage with us and open your world.


The Shining

Excitement is building throughout our Kansas City community for our production of The Shining, based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. Check out what the Kansas City StarKC Today, and The Independent have to say about this moving, entertaining, and provocative opera.

Join the conversation.

Interested in learning how the Pulitzer-Prize winning creators of The Shining worked together to create an affecting atmosphere? All will be revealed in our lunchtime Community Conversations on Tuesday, March 7. Held at Apple Country Club Plaza, participants will even have a chance to flex their music composition muscles! Click here to RSVP and learn more.

Opera Dives Deep.

Don’t miss one more opportunity to enrich your understanding of The Shining with Opera Dives Deep! On Monday, March 6, Dr. Rebecca Johnson will shine light on the opera by walking us through its history, plot, and score. Click here to RSVP and learn more.

The Shining: From Book to Opera

We are proud to partner with The Kansas City Public Library for a pop-up book club exploring Stephen King’s 1977 novel. Join opera composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell for a discussion of the book, The Shining, and how it made the leap from the page to the stage. Copies of the book will be provided to participants in advance of the discussion date. Join us on Wednesday, March 8 at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch. Click here to RSVP and learn more.

Lyric Opera Ball 2023: Send in the Clowns

The Lyric Opera Circle presents the 2023 Lyric Opera Ball on April 1 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This black-tie event will feature a gourmet multi-course dinner, silent auction, drinks, dancing, live performances from Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artists, and more! Click HERE to find out more and purchase tickets.
April 1, 2023 | 5:30 pm
The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center

Listen, Wilhelmina!

This 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.

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