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As Lyric Opera of Kansas City and our community responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and patrons remains our top priority.

The physical offices of Lyric Opera of Kansas City are closed. Our staff will be available via phone and email. You can call our administrative offices at (816) 471-4933 and our Ticketing & Patron Services office at (816) 471-7344 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM. You can also email us at

Opera in Eight Parts

Opera in Eight Parts is a digital series of 8 episodes guiding viewers through the history and development of the operatic art form, from its beginnings in the 1600’s to the present day. Musicologists Dr.  William Everett and  Dr. Alison DeSimone of UMKC  and  Dr. Martin Nedbal of KU will host the episodes, which will be enriched by musical examples from the period and illustrated with images of artworks from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum as curated by William Keyse Randolph, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. Participating singers include Daniel Belcher, Kelly Morel, Scott Conner, Kaylie Kahlich, Keith Klein, Vanessa Thomas, Kelli Van Meter, and Michael Wu. 

This digital series is available in two packages, each approximately one hour in length. Each package has four episodes, each representing a different period.