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Soundscapes in the City

Soundscapes in the City, a series of free, short, outdoor concerts featuring Lyric Opera of Kansas City artists singing hits from opera and musical theatre, was launched in fall 2020 to great acclaim. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and chairs, and enjoy a beautiful evening of opera and musical theatre’s greatest hits.

Soundscapes in the City has concluded for the 2021 season, but you can get updates and more by joining our e-mail list HERE.


Recent Soundscapes

August 7, 2020

We were thrilled to kick off Soundscapes Friday, August 7 at our very own Lyric Opera Center in East Crossroads. Many thanks to the more than 100 who came and sat appropriately socially distant to enjoy these live performances. We hope to see you at more soon!

  • An high view of a large, socially distanced gathering of audience members, enjoying a performance
    Our socially distanced audience for our Soundscapes in the City performance on 8/7/2020 in the Lyric Opera parking lot. Photo by Don Ipock.

August 23, 2020

Thank you, Kansas City for braving the heat and joining us at the Rosedale Farmer’s Market. It was a joy to perform for you, and we can’t wait to do it again!


September 17, 2020

Thank you for joining us for a beautiful evening of music at Sar-Ko-Par Trails park in Lenexa! A big thank you to our hosts at the City of Lenexa and our wonderful audience.

The 30-minute outdoor program featured Kelli Van Meter, Soprano, Kelly Morel, Mezzo-Soprano, and Keith Klein, Bass-Baritone, accompanied by Piotr Wisniewski, Lyric Opera’s Head of Music staff.

  • Piotr Wisniewski, Kelli Van Meter, Kelly Morel and Keith Klein were our performers at Soundscapes in the City on September 17, 2020 at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa, KS.

October 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us on the WWI Museum and Memorial Southeast Lawn for a 30 minute socially distant, live performance featuring local Kansas City singers!

The performance featured Vanessa Thomas, sSoprano, Kelli Van Meter, Soprano, and Keith Klein, Bass-Baritone.

  • Our socially distanced audience for our Soundscapes in the City performance on 10/2/2020 at the World War I Museum and Memorial. Photo by Don Ipock.

October 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us for a beautiful evening at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Our 30-minute socially distant performance featured Vanessa Thomas, Soprano, Kelly Morel, Mezzo-Soprano, and Scott Conner, Bass.

 


April 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us at the Missouri Barn at Powell Gardens for our first Soundscapes performance of 2021!


April 29, 2021

Thanks for swinging by Meadowbrook Park! What a great turnout- thank you for hosting us, Johnson County Parks and Recreation District!

 


May 12, 2021

The cast of Baseball: A Musical Love Letter knocked it out of the park at the American Jazz Museum on 18th and Vine!


September 22, 2021

We kicked off the new season of Soundscapes in the City at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa, Kansas. This program featured Danielle Beckvermit, Soprano, Aubrey Odle, Mezzo-Soprano, and Keith Klein, Bass-Baritone.

 

  • Panelists included Erin Hamer-Beck, Caitlin Horsmon, and Sav Rogers.

October 1, 2021

We celebrated First Fridays in the Crossroads with a special LOKC parking lot performance of Soundscapes in the City! This program featured Danielle Beckvermit, Soprano, Wayd Odle, Tenor, and Peter Morgan, Bass-Baritone.


October 13, 2021

Thank you to the Lee’s Summit City Hall for hosting our Lee’s Summit Soundscapes in the City debut, featuring Aubrey Odle, Mezzo-Soprano, Keith Klein, Bass-Baritone, and Peter Morgan, Bass-Baritone.


October 21, 2021

That’s a wrap on our fall season of Soundscapes in the City! Thank you to everyone who joined us on the National WWI Museum and Memorial lawn for a beautiful evening of opera and the best views in KC.



Photo by Don Ipock.

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