We offer a wide array of educational experiences for people of all ages and opera expertise.

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Learn about all of Lyric Opera’s various community programs:

Opera to Go

Whether new to the opera or a longtime supporter, we know that many individuals in retirement communities and assisted living facilities cannot attend an opera performance in person. Opera to Go brings our talented and personable Resident and Apprentice Artists to retirement communities and assisted living facilities where audiences will enjoy a 45-minute program of opera arias, duets, and music theatre favorites.

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At Ease With Opera

The Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild presents the award-winning At Ease with Opera lecture series throughout the season in conjunction with Lyric Opera productions. At Ease with Opera is free to attend.

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Pre-Opera Talks

Organized and presented by the Guild, Pre-Opera Talks (also known as Opera Previews) begin one hour before curtain time for each mainstage performance in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The previews are entertaining and offer a wealth of background about the composer, context, and history of the opera. Pre-Opera Talks are free to anyone who has purchased a ticket for the performance.

Community Conversations

Why does opera matter today in Kansas City? Join us as we answer this question in our new series. Events will be held at various sites throughout the Kansas City metro area and admission is free.

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Be a Part of Lyric

We are grateful for the passion and dedication that our patrons show through participation in groups supporting the Company.  Learn More