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Student Dress Rehearsal

Experience the magic of live opera

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! In the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, all seats include English subtitles so that students can follow the action on stage in an immediate fashion.

Prior to the dress rehearsal, teachers will receive educational materials to prepare their students for what to expect, create a lesson plan about the opera, and ensure students acquire the tools to unlock opera’s potential. To further the experience, there is also an option to schedule an in-school or virtual visit showcasing the art form up close.

2021-2022 Student Dress Rehearsal Opportunities:

Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood

Student Dress Rehearsal Program - photo by Cory Weaver

Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm
(no intermission; groups should arrive 30 minutes early to ensure adequate time for seating)

Grades 7+

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 6:00-7:45 pm
(no intermission; groups should arrive 30 minutes early to ensure adequate time for seating)

Grades 7+*

Tosca

Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6:00-10:00 pm
(includes intermissions; groups should arrive 30 minutes early to ensure adequate time for seating)

Grades 7+*

*The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tosca contain some mature content. Reach out to Neal Long, Manager of Education and Community Engagement, at nlong@kcopera.org or 816-802-6054 for more information.

Register

If you have any questions, contact Neal Long, Manager of Education and Community Engagement, at nlong@kcopera.org or 816-802-6054.

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Location Details

All dress rehearsals will be the held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre.


Health and Safety

We look forward to welcoming audiences while keeping the health and safety of guests a top priority. We pledge to follow public health guidance and stay in communication with audiences as circumstances evolve.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City requires proof of vaccination and masking for all audience members. Check here for the most up-to-date information.


Cost

Package 1: $6 per individual (dress rehearsal seating, educational materials)*

*a pre-rehearsal visit is possible for smaller groups at a cost of $200

Package 2: $885 (dress rehearsal seating for up to 100 total, educational materials, pre-rehearsal visit


Requirements

Minimum group size: 15
(smaller group sizes considered on a case-by-case basis)

Maximum group size: 100

2 adult chaperones required per 13 students


Transportation

Transportation to and from the Kauffman Center is the responsibility of the visiting group. Funding to help schools defray the cost of transportation may be available through the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Transportation Fund.


Accommodations

Classes or families with individuals requiring accommodations should reach out to Neal Long, Manager of Education and Community Engagement, at nlong@kcopera.org or 816-802-6054.



Can’t make the Student Dress Rehearsal? 

There’s another option! We are excited to offer Student and Educator Rush tickets. Instead of having to wait until 90 minutes before a performance, students and teachers can now reserve their $15 Student Rush tickets online two weeks before the show! Seats will be assigned by our staff and tickets will be available to pick up at Will Call. Email Neal Long at nlong@kcopera.org for more information.

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