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Summer Opera Camp - July 23 - August 3

July 23 - August 3, 2018;
Monday - Friday
Grades 3-7, 11:00 AM-3:30 PM
Grades 8-12, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM

Early Bird classes available every morning starting at 8:30 AM ($100 Add-on). Optional Extended stay available for grades 3-7 through 4:30 PM. 

Lyric Opera of Kansas City - Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Experience in-depth professional vocal and acting instruction.

Campers in grades 3-7 will be featured in our latest Lyric Opera Express show, The Coyotes and the Rabbits, an English and Spanish bilingual opera by Hector Armienta, and prepare their own fun songs and opera scenes, including "Piano, pianissimo" from The Barber of Seville. Julia Scozzafava and Josh Markley will lead all things music, and Linda Ade Brand will stage the opera. Younger campers arrive at 11:00 and end their day at 3:30, but extended day options are available until 4:30.

Those in grades 8-12 will prepare both a new art song and an opera scene, and have the opportunity to add in a private coaching on their own repertoire with Joshua Lawlor. We'll have workshops, singing/acting technique sessions, masterclasses and time for rehearsal. Information will also be shared about how to audition for the Ginger Frost High School Honors Artist program. Older campers arrive at 11:00 and stay until 4:30.

During our early bird classes, (8:30-10:30 am), campers will work with Amanda and Laura Burkhart on the set, props and costume pieces in The Coyotes and the Rabbits. When not working on "tech" projects, early bird campers will have group voice lessons with Julia Scozzafava and LaTeesha Jackson, and brush up on their musicianship skills with Ashley Beth Burnett.

Registrations Open Now!

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Summer Opera Camp - July 23 - August 3


West Side Story
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM 
Friday, September 28, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Composer: Leonard Bernstein | Book: Arthur Laurents | Lyrics:  Stephen Sondheim
Conductor: David Charles Abell | Director: Francesca Zambello


KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, AND YOUR ENEMY'S SISTER CLOSER.

When the only family you've ever known is a gang, and the only home you've ever had is a small patch of turf, anyone from anywhere else is an outsider. It's here on the West Side, springing from a crack in the sidewalk and surrounded by despair, that the greatest love story ever retold blooms - and burns.

When opposites inevitably attract, and when the unlikely new couple tries to reconcile their worlds, the more their dream of finding a place of their own is torn apart. And from the first cigarette to the final "te adoro," watching is such sweet sorrow.

With the original symphonic score, and Jerome Robbins's original choreography adding a kick of kinetic eye candy, tonight truly won't be just any night.

Sung in English with English subtitles.

West Side Story is underwritten in part by the Hall Family Foundation.


Tickets on sale July 9, 2018.

Sat 9/22/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre West Side Story
Sun 9/23/18 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre West Side Story
Wed 9/26/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre West Side Story
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre West Side Story
Sun 9/30/18 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre West Side Story


Madama Butterfly

Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 2:00 PM


Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Composer: Giacomo Puccini | Librettists: Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Conductor: Ryan McAdams | Director: Ron Daniels


HE LOVES HER... NOT.

Young love falls for an old lie, and so begins what may be the greatest argument against long distance relationships ever made. Puccini pours melodic perfection (and keeps 'em coming) as "the happiest girl in Japan" eagerly marries a swaggering, shallow U.S. Navy man who embodies the phrase "love is fleeting."

Wrapped in rapturous musical beauty that will bring you to tears is a heartbreaking ending that will bring you to your knees. We can only watch as Butterfly floats toward her fate, like a moth to a flame, like a lamb to the slaughter. 'Til death do them part.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Tickets on sale July 9, 2018.

Sat 11/3/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Madama Butterfly
Wed 11/7/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Madama Butterfly
Fri 11/9/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Madama Butterfly
Sun 11/11/18 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Madama Butterfly


Così fan tutte

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM


Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor: Jane Glover | Director: James Alexander


LOVE IS NEVER A SURE THING.

With a name that practically screams "master manipulator," the cynical Don Alfonso goads two friends into making a not-so-friendly wager. Its outcome will either defend the virtue of the two sisters they love, or expose a duplicitous streak inherent in all women. Unknown to their brides-to-be, a battle of the sexes has begun, and the two men set out to test the faithfulness of their fiances, but end up tempting Fate in the process.

In the midst of madcap machismo and pre-feminist farce, we find Mozart in Monte Carlo, sipping mojitos, reveling in the mischief, and leaving the rest of us to marvel at his musical masterpiece.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Tickets on sale July 9, 2018.

Sat 3/16/19 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Così fan tutte
Wed 3/20/19 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Così fan tutte
Fri 3/22/19 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Così fan tutte
Sun 3/24/19 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Così fan tutte

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