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Our 2021-2022 season is a dichotomy of the innovative and the classic, with Mason Bates’ and Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Puccini’s epic tragedy, Tosca. Packages start at $64.

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The Shows

Great visionaries only reveal themselves in hindsight.

In a production as daring and innovative as the man who inspired it, this opera is an immersive exploration of the life of Steve Jobs on his journey from hippie idealist to tech icon. Every piece of Jobs’s life reveals more of the puzzle, as we try to discern how a person whose devices have connected us in so many ways could struggle to make meaningful connections with the people closest to him. Beneath the towering Silicon Valley legend, and between the lines of ones and zeroes, is the story of a complicated human being whose public revelations changed the world, and whose personal demons had lasting consequences.

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Something to live for. Something to die for.

All is fair in love and war. But for Rome’s celebrated singer, Tosca, all is not well. Fueled by jealousy, the Chief of Police pursues her artist lover for alleged treasonous acts, pausing only to pursue Tosca with a decidedly different set of acts in mind. From the start, Puccini’s penchant for verismo is as present as ever, and to further tighten the tension, each act plays out in real time – packing twists and terrors by the truckload into one 24-hour period. Also present is Puccini’s unrivaled ear for melodies that swirl like smoke trails, forming soft stacks of billowing clouds. But we know that eventually, all that heavy, haunting beauty will begin to block out the sun. Facing ruthless tyranny and torture, Tosca’s revenge is bathed in verismo violence and sealed with a kiss. But her willingness to trust a dead man spawns a startling, tragic twist. She lived for art and love. But Puccini saves what she’d die for until the bitter, shocking end.

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We are also pleased to offer two add-on experiences to our two-show mainstage season.

We return to the Kauffman Center for the Performing arts for an evening of glamour with Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood. Featuring operatic musical moments from your favorite Hollywood blockbusters, this concert features the house debuts of Talise Trevigne, Ginger Costa-Jackson, and Limmie Pulliam.  

November 13-14, 2021.

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Streaming is so 2020. We are thrilled to offer live performances of our one-of-a-kind production of Menotti’s holiday classic, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Featuring life-sized puppets designed by Paul Mesner, this is a holiday tradition the whole family will enjoy.  

December 2-12, 2021.

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Your safety is always our priority. There is still some uncertainty about the level of social distancing required throughout the season.  We will evaluate the current federal, state, and local guidelines to determine subscription seat placement.

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