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The Mikado

Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:30PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

The Mikado
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Widely regarded as the finest Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado will captivate and humor you at every turn. Nanki-Poo, son of the Emperor of Japan, is desperately in love with Yum-Yum. But she is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner! Witty lyrics and brilliantly constructed plot twists make this tale of forbidden love, deception and beheadings a light-hearted favorite among opera-goers everywhere.

To learn more about The Mikado read our in-depth guide. Written by Lyric Opera Guild member Stu Lewis, the guide details the plot of the opera and the life and careers of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

This all new whimsical production based on Japanese screens and scrolls is designed by R. Keith Brumley (The Flying Dutchman 2013, Turandot 2011), directed by William Theisen (The Barber of Seville 2012)

Mark Ferrell (H.M.S. Pinafore 2009) will conduct members of the Kansas City Symphony in production.

Follow the Lyric Opera Blog where you can learn more about the entire production.
Learn more about the opera with these FREE programs presented by the Lyric Opera Guild.

At Ease With Opera - So You Think You Would Like to be an Opera Singer
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation

At Ease With Opera - It's Not Just the Three Little Maids From School
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation

At Ease With Opera - The Mikado: Topsy Turvy in Titipu
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation

Pre-show Opera Previews - 1 hour prior to curtain in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre auditorium
Presented by Lyric Opera Guild member Rebecca Johnson.

Running time currently estimated at 2 hours and 50 minutes, including 1 intermission.

Sung in English with English subtitles via the Figaro Simultext System.

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