Historical Repertoire

Explore the complete performance history of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. This page is your window into decades of operatic excellence, showcasing the enduring cultural legacy of this beloved institution. Join us in reliving the magic of countless performances that have shaped the heart of Kansas City's cultural scene.

The Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart

1958, 1972, 2003, 2019

Aida

Verdi

1972, 1977, 1992, 2007

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Menotti

1992, 1993, 2020, 2021, 2022

Andrea Chenier

Giordano

1962, 1968, 1976, 1998

Ariadne auf Naxos

R. Strauss

1966, 1978, 1995

As One

Kaminsky

2018

The Ballad of Baby Doe

Moore

1976, 1982, 1997

The Barber of Seville

Rossini

1959, 1962, 1967, 1971, 1976, 1982, 1991, 2000, 2007, 2012, 2018

La belle Hélène

Offenbach

1981

Billy Budd

Britten

1999

La bohème

Puccini

1958, 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1982, 1989, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, 2019

Candide

Bernstein

1984

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

Beeson

Beeson – 1975** (World Premiere)

The Capulets and the Montagues

Bellini

2013

Carmen

Bizet

1959, 1968, 1979, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2010, 2016, 2022

Cavalleria rusticana

Mascagni

1961, 1970, 1999, 2023

Christopher Columbus

Offenbach

1979

Cinderella

Rossini

1984, 1994, 2004

Cold Sassy Tree

Floyd

2002

Cosí fan tutte

Mozart

1962, 1984, 1999, 2011, 2019

Coyote Tales

Mollicone

1998**** (World Premiere)

The Crucible

Ward

1968, 1974, 1986

The Daughter of the Regiment

Donizetti

1988, 2011

Dead Man Walking

Heggie

2017

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Moore

 1963, 1995****

Don Giovanni

Mozart

1960, 1967, 1979, 1988, 1996, 2004, 2010, 2015

Don Pasquale

Donizetti

1960, 1966, 1989, 2002

Down in the Valley

Weill

1995

The Elixir of Love

Donizetti

1963, 1968, 1980, 1990, 2003, 2016

The End of the Affair

Heggie

2007

Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky

2000, 2017

Everest

Talbott

2017

Falstaff

Verdi

1987

Faust

Gounod

1962, 1966, 1978, 1985, 1996

Fidelio

Beethoven

1982, 1983

Die Fledermaus

J. Strauss

1974, 1988, 1999, 2014

The Flying Dutchman

Wagner

1973, 1975, 2013

The Force of Destiny

Verdi

1961

The Free Lance

Sousa

1980

Gianni Schicchi

Puccini

1961, 1964, 1971

The Girl of the Golden West

Puccini

1978

The Goose From Cairo

Mozart

1982, 1986

H.M.S. Pinafore

Sullivan

1978, 1991, 1997, 2009

Hamlet

Thomas

2006

Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck

1995, 2016

The Happy Time

Kander

1983

Iolanthe

Sullivan

1979

The Italian Girl in Algiers

Rossini

1981, 1998, 2014

John Brown

Mechem

2008 (World Premiere)

The Juliet Letters

Costello

2017

Julius Ceasar

Handel

2008

Die Kluge

Orff

1971, 1978

Listen, Wilhelmina!

Hanlon

2023

Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti

1981, 1991, 2006, 2020

Macbeth

Verdi

2000

Madama Butterfly

Puccini

1960, 1965, 1971, 1980, 1987, 1993, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018

The Magic Flute

Mozart

1974, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2013

Man of La Mancha

Wasserman-Leigh-Darion

1989

Manon

Massenet

1981

The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart

1961, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1987, 1996, 2005, 2011, 2016

Martha

Massenet

1981

A Masked Ball

Verdi

1967, 1985, 2005

The Medium

Menotti

1963, 1964, 1978

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Nicolai

1963, 1992

The Merry Widow

Lehár

1982, 1993, 2006

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Britten

2004

The Mighty Casey

Schuman

1994

The Mikado

Sullivan

1977, 1985, 1992, 2001, 2013

Most Happy Fella

Loesser

1983

A Hand of Bridge

Barber

2018

The Mother of Us All

Thomson

1983

Nixon in China

Adams

2012

Norma

Bellini

2010

Of Mice and Men

Floyd

1970, 2004

Old Maid and the Thief

Menotti

2018

Othello

Verdi

1958, 1963, 1970, 1994

I Pagliacci

Leoncavallo

1958, 1970, 1999, 2023

The Pearl Fishers

Bizet

2007, 2019

Penelope

Snider

2019

La Périchole

Offenbach

1973, 1975, 1983

The Pirates of Penzance

Sullivan

1976, 1987, 1995, 2009, 2017

The Rake's Progress

Stravinsky

2001

Regina

Blitzstein

1981, 1989

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Bates

2022

Rigoletto

Verdi

1959, 1964, 1969, 1982, 1990, 2003, 2010, 2018

Roméo et Juliette

Gounod

1994, 2003, 2023

Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss

1987

Rusalka

Dvořák

2015

The Saint of Bleecker Street

Menotti

1972, 1994

Salome

Strauss

2002

Samson and Delilah

Saint-Saens

1990

La serva padrona

Pergolesi

1958

The Shining

Moravec

2022

Siegfried

Wagner

1992

Silent Night

Puts

2015

Sondheim on Sondheim

James Lapine

2023

The Sound of Music

Rogers and Hammerstein II

2023

Susannah

Floyd

1977, 1991

Sweeney Todd

Sondheim

1985

The Sweet Bye and Bye

Beeson

1973*

The Tales of Hoffmann

Offenbach

1965, 1969, 1977, 1990

The Taming of the Shrew

Giannini

1969***, 1971

Tannhäuser

Wagner

1988

The Tempest

Hoiby

1988

The Threepenny Opera

Weill

1986

Tosca

Puccini

1959, 1963, 1967, 1973, 1986, 1993, 2001, 2009, 2015, 2022

Transformations

Susa

1974

La traviata

Verdi

1960, 1965, 1974, 1976, 1984, 1998, 2009, 2014, 2022

Il Trovatore

Verdi

1966, 1983, 2012

Turandot

Puccini

1985, 2011

The Turn of the Screw

Britten

2005

The Valkyrie

Wagner

1991

Vanessa

Barber

1963, 1965, 1979, 1997

West Side Story

Bernstein

2018

…When There Are Nine

Karpman

2020

Where the Wild Things Are

Knussen-Sendak

1986

The Yeomen of the Guard

Sullivan 

1963, 1972, 1990