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September 24, 2017
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th St., KCMO 64108

Join us for an informal afternoon ‘salon’ to meet Lyric Opera’s talented 2017-2018 Resident Artists! Through conversation and musical selections including arias, art songs and show tunes, sneak a first peek at the quartet and pianist whom you will see onstage and at our Explorations Series presentations throughout the season.

FREE for all, RSVP’s are required. Purchase tickets to all 4 2017-2018 Explorations Series productions for only $60.

Sun 9/24/17 2:00PM Lyric Opera of Kansas City Meet the Resident Artists


Eugene Onegin

September 30 - October 8, 2017 - NEW PRODUCTION
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Love is Blind. Hindsight is 20/20.

With this simple recipe for regret, Tchaikovsky turned Pushkin’s classic Russian novel into one of the world’s most beloved operas. Awash in aristocratic formality and extravagance, Onegin’s youthful disillusionment snowballs into a tragic love story saturated with drama, death, and desperation. Yet, along this cold, dark descent, Tchaikovsky never fails to flood us in famed arias, renowned ballroom dance numbers, and unforgettable moments.

Sung in Russian with English subtitles.



Tickets on sale August 7, 2017
Sat 9/30/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Eugene Onegin
Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Eugene Onegin
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Eugene Onegin
Sun 10/8/17 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Eugene Onegin



October 14, 2017
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
415 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105

The creators of last year’s brilliant Schubert | Beatles program, the New York Festival of Song, now bring us The Bernstein Songbook. This special second collaboration with Lyric Opera of Kansas City focuses on the remarkable musical output of the iconic Maestro, Leonard Bernstein, in celebration of the centennial of his birth. The program will include Bernstein’s final song cycle, Arias and Barcarolles, along with other favorites and rarities, and will bring fascinating insights into one of the 20th Century’s American musical legends.

Tickets are $25, subscribe to all four Explorations Series productions for only $60.

Sat 10/14/17 7:30PM Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral The Bernstein Songbook


Everest

November 11 - 19, 2017
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Why? Because it's there.

This contemporary tragedy brings to life the white-knuckle rush and devastating true stories of three climbers caught in a blizzard on Mt. Everest in 1996. As the first staged performance since the world premiere in Dallas, Everest promises to take you on an operatic journey unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Together, Gene Scheer’s unrelenting libretto and composer Joby Talbot’s luminous and inventive score surrounds us with the insurmountable beauty of the Himalayas, the demons and dreams driving each climber upwards, and the undeniable danger that infuses every exhausted step with fear.

Sung in English with English subtitles.



Tickets on sale August 7, 2017
Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Everest
Wed 11/15/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Everest
Fri 11/17/17 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Everest
Sun 11/19/17 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Everest



January 27 and 28, 2018
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108

In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. The New York Observer says “As One is everything we hope for in a contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.”

Tickets are $25, subscribe to all four Explorations Series productions for only $60.

Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Lyric Opera of Kansas City As One
Sun 1/28/18 2:00PM Lyric Opera of Kansas City As One


Rigoletto

March 3 - 11, 2018
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A Tale so Tragic, Your Tissues will need Tissues.

When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts to protect his daughter from the depravity of a powerful Duke deadset on defiling her. Verdi’s gritty revenge opera contrasts its haunting, careening storyline with radiant melodies, unforgettable arias, and some of the most recognizable music in all of opera.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.



Tickets on sale August 7, 2017
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Rigoletto
Wed 3/7/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Rigoletto
Fri 3/9/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Rigoletto
Sun 3/11/18 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre Rigoletto



March 12 – 16, 2018
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ~ Grades 3 -7

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ~ Grades 8-12

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

Experience FUN in-depth professional vocal and acting instruction.
Spring Break Opera Camp teaches children and teens in grades 3-12 the singing and acting skills required to perform on stage.

Campers in grade 3-7 will meet at 8:30 a.m. for fun opera and music related activities.
We’ll add our older campers, grades 8-12, to study Rossini’s The Barber of Seville while we eat our sack lunches.
Then the older campers will work on audition techniques, resumes and singing/acting until 4:00 p.m.

We’ll all meet on Friday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. to get ready to show off what we’ve been exploring, then present our work at a program for family and friends at 1:00 p.m.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Spring Break Opera Camp ~ 3/12 - 3/16



March 24 and 25, 2018
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th St., KCMO 64108

The number of American Composers creating new operas and art songs provides an embarrassment of musical – and lyrical – riches…perhaps a new ‘Golden Age.’ Join Lyric Opera’s Resident Artists for a program celebrating our nation’s musical heritage, past and present.

Tickets are $25, subscribe to all four Explorations Series productions for only $60.

Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Lyric Opera of Kansas City American Voices


The Barber of Seville

April 28 - May 6, 2018
Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

You know it. You just don't know it yet.

Check your powdered wigs at the door and join us in Seville, Spain for a Barber of a different color. While true to every character, every wink and every note, this vibrant performance of The Barber of Seville draws inspiration from the magical realism of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar to stretch the opera’s Spanish setting into an experience that is as '60s psychedelic as it is laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.



Tickets on sale August 7, 2017
Sat 4/28/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre The Barber of Seville
Wed 5/2/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre The Barber of Seville
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre The Barber of Seville
Sun 5/6/18 2:00PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre The Barber of Seville

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