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Photo by Cory Weaver, Rigoletto, 2018

Orpheus KC

On the left, a stylized lyre with the words "Orpheus KC" to the right

Young Friends of the Lyric is now – Orpheus KC! It’s a new name, but our commitment to introducing new audiences to the art of opera remains the same. Orpheus KC offers arts lovers new to the art of opera opportunities to get involved, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and support Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Join us for events throughout the season, including happy hours and brunches, experience our concierge service at performances and our annual event, Orpheus Affair. It is an opportunity to get to know a new art and new friends, who, like you, are just getting initiated to what, we know, will become a life-long love of opera.

Orpheus KC memberships are available online now, click the link below to become a member today! Memberships last 12 months from the time of purchase. For questions call Ticketing & Patron Services at (816) 471-7344.

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Upcoming Events

Brunch Before Carmen
Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 11:00 am

Tapas, trills, and a toast or two! Join your friends at Orpheus KC for Sunday Funday as we kick-off the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s 2022-2023 season with Brunch Before Carmen ahead of the Sunday Matinee at the Kauffman Center of one of the most beloved operas ever written … Carmen. RSVP is free and REQUIRED. Orpheus KC members and lovers of the arts and opera will gather in the Crossroads for a spread of scrumptious Spanish savories, sweets, and sangrias at La Bodega and get in the spirit (and into the spirits) ahead of the Lyric’s long-awaited production of this classic.



Orpheus Affair: Candelabra
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 7:00 pm

We invite you to travel through time with us to an age of decadence and darkness. Opera and art collide in an experience like no other as Orpheus KC raises the curtain on our third annual Orpheus Affair. You, our gilded guests, will turn back the clock and glide into a gothic romantic realm filled with a lineup of larger-than-life interactive art installations and pop-up opera performances inspired by the 2022–2023 Lyric Opera of Kansas City Season paired with themed drinks and delicious dishes, and much, much more!

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For more information about Orpheus KC, contact us at OrpheusKC@kcopera.org or find us on social media @orpheusKC


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