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

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Student Dress Rehearsal

Each year Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where they will be enthralled by the music and drama of the opera!

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Lyric Opera Express

Students in grades 2-6 perform for their school alongside professional opera singers in the opera, She Never Lost a Passenger

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Opera: Up Close and Personal

Opera: Up Close & Personal is a completely customizable 45-minute workshop for classrooms up to 50 students. During the program, a professional opera singer, Lyric Opera staff member and a pianist visit the class for a close-up look at any aspect of opera that is of interest to the class.

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City is a member of Arts Partners, a collaboration with Kansas City Young Audiences providing financial support to enhance the education of students.  Visit or contact Shannon Fowler at (816) 531-4022 x 1008 to learn more about Arts Partners and how to participate.

Education Program Sponsors
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee
Ginger Frost
Francis Family Foundation
Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation

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