Performances

Photo by Cory Weaver. Everest, 2018.

SOUNDSCAPES IN THE CITY

We’ve missed you Kansas City! We are excited to announce Soundscapes in the City, a series of short, outdoor concerts featuring local Kansas City artists singing hits from opera and musical theatre!

Stay tuned to our website, social media platforms, and email, as we continue to announce the upcoming programs dates and locations.

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OPERA IN EIGHT PARTS

Opera in Eight Parts is a digital series of 8 episodes guiding viewers through the history and development of the operatic art form, from its beginnings in the 1600’s to the present day. Musicologists Dr. William Everett and Dr. Alison DeSimone of UMKC and Dr. Martin Nedbal of KU will host the episodes, which will be enriched by musical examples from the period and illustrated with images of artworks from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum as curated by William Keyse Rudolph, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. Singers include Daniel Belcher, Kelly Morel, Scott Conner, Kaylie Kahlich, Keith Klein, Vanessa Thomas, Kelli Van Meter, and Michael Wu.

This digital series is available in two packages, each approximately one hour in length. Each package has four, approximately 15-minute episodes, each representing a different period.

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AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

December 3 – 6, 2020

Full of delight, humor, and tenderness, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a true holiday story for the whole family. Three traveling kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for the night at a humble home of a shepherd boy, Amahl, and his mother. As Amahl entertains the guests, he offers his own simple gift to the Christ child and learns the miracle of true generosity.

Amahl and the Night Visitors first entered the world in 1951 as the debut of Kansas City’s very own Hallmark Hall of Fame. We now continue this tradition and are pleased to announce the reentry of this beautiful story of generosity and hope to the screen with a new, high-quality film! This all-new Lyric Opera production of Menotti’s classic holiday opera utilizes newly-created puppets, designed by Kansas City’s legendary puppet master, Paul Mesner, brought to life by a team of puppeteers and live voices and filmed in a magical new setting and orchestral version, created especially for Lyric Opera.

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Cheers to New Visions

Although we can’t toast an opera in person this fall, we’re offering our subscribers and supporters an exclusive opportunity to commemorate our innovative fall programming with two (2) Lyric Opera of Kansas City wine glasses and a delicious Tikal Amorío 2015 Malbec. We have partnered with Cellar Rat right here in KC to bring you this package for $175. Not only are you supporting Lyric Opera of Kansas City, you’re joining together with our opera family to toast our new season!

This makes for a perfect holiday gift for your friends or family!

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GIVE THE GIFT OF OPERA!

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT? A LYRIC OPERA GIFT CERTIFICATE IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!

Gift certificates are currently not available for purchase on our website, so please call Ticketing & Patron Services at (816) 471-7344. A gift certificate can be emailed directly to you or to the recipient!

Lyric Opera gift certificates are only redeemable towards single ticket, digital content and subscription purchases made through the Lyric Opera of Kansas City website, box office counter or phone line. They are not available for use towards tickets sold through the Kauffman Center. 


Past Seasons and Performances

2019-2020

Mainstage Season:

Explorations Series:

  • “…When there are nine,” January 18, 2020
  • Cabaret: In the Mood for Love, February 1, 2020

2018-2019

Mainstage Season:

Explorations Series:


2017-2018

Main Stage Season:

Explorations Series:


2016-2017

Main Stage Season:

Explorations Series:

  • Meet the Resident Artists, September 11, 2016
  • Schubert | Beatles, October 1, 2016
  • The Juliet Letters, January 28 and 29, 2017
  • American Voices, March 19, 2017


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Update

In the face of this uncertain and unpredictable public health epidemic, we determined it was in the best interest of our patrons, our artists, staff, volunteers, and musicians to postpone the rest of the 2020-2021 season until we can best determine that they are safe for all concerned. The postponed performances include The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs scheduled for Feb. 27 – Mar. 7, 2021, and Carmen scheduled for Apr. 24 – May 2, 2021.

Subscribers for our 2020-2021 season will receive a credit to their Lyric Opera accounts for the value of their tickets for postponed performances. These credits can be applied to subscriptions to our 2021-2022 season and will be noted on renewal information when distributed. If you would prefer to discuss other options, please email patronservices@kcopera.org or call us at (816) 471-7344 by December 1, 2020. Our ticketing staff is available to help 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday.

On July 7, 2020, we announced the cancellation of our Fall 2020 productions including La Traviata scheduled for Sept. 26-Oct 4, 2020 and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess scheduled for Nov. 7-15, 2020. Subscribers who did not request a refund or donated the value of their tickets by September 10, 2020 have received a credit to their Lyric Opera account.

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