The Haberdasher Prince

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is proud to offer touring performances of The Haberdasher Prince to schools across the Kansas City area. Newly commissioned by the Lyric, The Haberdasher Prince is created specifically for students in grades K–5. The piece prioritizes social-emotional learning.

Balancing life lessons with creative play, this opera supports social-emotional learning curriculum standards. Professional development, curricular resources, and activity books are included in the experience.

The Haberdasher Prince
COMPOSER Rosabella Gregory
Adapted from the Audible Original
The Haberdasher Prince by Dina Gregory

In a far-off land, a very musical king has a not-very-musical son. Everyone pretends to enjoy the prince’s terrible concerts, but a bold village girl refuses to play along. The king demands she be punished, but the prince shows mercy. Happily, the prince and the peasant girl devise an arrangement showcasing their true talents.

Available Dates:

  • September 30–October 4, 2024
  • October 14–October 25, 2024

Length: 75 minutes total
Language: Sung in English with captions on either side of the stage

Available for elementary schools. For more information, email

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The Haberdasher Prince addresses curricular standards for students in grades K-5 including:

  • Using music to express emotions
  • Vocal performance
  • World music
  • Singing in parts
  • Storytelling
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Plot structure
  • Character

$595 per performance

If scheduling multiple performances in one day at the same location, please contact for a quote.

  1. Floor space measuring at least 18 feet wide by 15 feet deep with a ceiling height of 10 feet.
  2. Access to performance space at least 90 minutes prior to performance for setup and 75 minutes after performance for teardown.
  3. Access to an electrical outlet.
  4. School volunteer to help unload and load the van before and after the performance.

Payment may be made by check or card.

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Groups with individuals requiring accommodations are encouraged to reach out to

Emily Bridges, Manager of Learning
(816) 802-6053

Neal Long, Director of Learning
(816) 802-6054