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.

Upcoming Soundscapes:

October 2, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
The National World War I Museum Southeast Lawn (2 Memorial Dr, KC MO 64108)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is thrilled to partner with the National World War I Museum and Memorial for our next Soundscapes in the City performance!

Join us Friday, October 2 at 6:00pm on the WWI Museum and Memorial Southeast Lawn for a 30 minute socially distant, live performance featuring local Kansas City singers!

There’s plenty of room to socially distance on the lawn! Grab a blanket or chair and enjoy opera and musical theatre’s greatest hits sung against a stunning backdrop! With performances by Vanessa Thomas, Soprano, Kelli Van Meter, Soprano, and Keith Klein, Bass-Baritone.


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We want everyone to enjoy these events safely. Please adhere to the following KCMO guidelines:

  • Please maintain six feet of social distance from others
  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms

While not required, all attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors in any situation where they are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from others. You are welcome to remove your mask once settled in your socially distant spot.

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.

Photo by Don Ipock.

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