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2018 Lyric Opera Ball

60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball
An Evening of Bel Canto Featuring Ben Bliss

Ben Bliss - photo by Dario Acosta

The Lyric Opera Circle invites you to attend an evening of enchantment, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Guests will be treated to an exhilarating performance by Prairie Village native and Metropolitan Opera tenor, Ben Bliss.

Guests of this black tie event will enjoy an exceptional silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment, with dancing to follow

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Complimentary Valet

Individual tickets are $250; Sponsorship levels begin at $1,250
Specific levels and benefits are listed below

Ben Bliss appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Registration deadline for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball is Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 


Honorary Ball Chairmen: Carol and C. Humbert Tinsman
Ball Chairman: Monica Mitchell-Werp
Lyric Opera Circle President: Kimberlee Ried

For more information, contact us or call 816.471.4933.


Levels & Benefits

$75,000 Platinum Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 8 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• Verbal mention during remarks at the Ball
• 6 tickets to The Barber of Seville
• Lyric Opera Angel Richard J. Stern Society Level Membership
• An Evening of Splendor – An Exquisite Dinner Hosted by Beth Ingram at The River Club

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$60,000 Diamond Jubilee Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 8 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• 6 tickets to The Barber of Seville
• Lyric Opera Angel Richard J. Stern Society Level Membership
• An Evening of Splendor – An Exquisite Dinner Hosted by Beth Ingram at The River Club

Purchase This Sponsorship


$25,000 Sapphire Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 6 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• 4 tickets to The Barber of Seville
• Lyric Opera Angel Maestro’s Circle Level Membership

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$10,000 Emerald Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 4 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• 2 tickets to The Barber of Seville
• Lyric Opera Angel Bel Canto Level Membership

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$5,000 Amethyst Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 4 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• 2 tickets to The Barber of Seville
• Lyric Opera Angel Impresario Level Membership

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$3,500 Aquamarine Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• Premier Ball table for 10 guests
• 2 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• Lyric Opera Angel Level Membership

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$2,500 Garnet Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• 4 tickets to the Ball
• 2 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• Aria Society Level Membership

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$1,250 Benefactor Sponsor

Benefits Include:
• 2 tickets to the Ball
• 2 invitations to the Benefactor Party
• Recognition in Ball invitation, Ball program and Ball signage
• Virtuoso Level Membership

Purchase This Sponsorship


$250 Individual Ticket

Includes 1 ticket to the Ball and recognition in Lyric Opera performance programs.  For additional individual tickets, add $250 to the contribution amount for each additional guest.

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Lyric Opera Ball Donation

Patrons unable to attend the event can still donate to the 2018 Lyric Opera Ball.

This donation does not include tickets to the Lyric Opera Ball. Please select the desired level if you wish to receive tickets with your contribution.

Donate to the Lyric Opera Ball

Donations above $1,250 will be recognized in the Ball program; donations above $250 will be recognized in Lyric Opera performance programs.


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