Located in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads community, Lyric Opera creates transformational opera experiences through our performances and through our outreach and education initiatives. We also aim to develop talent, repertoire, programs and productions that bring the best of Lyric Opera of Kansas City to the world.
Founded in 1958, the Lyric Opera brings high quality live operatic performances to the people of the Kansas City area and five-state region at the state-of-the-art Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Repertoire choices encompass original language performances of standard repertory as well as contemporary and American operas, including a 2015 production of the Pulitzer-prize winning Silent Night. The Company seeks to mount productions that enrich the community it serves, as well as reflect the highest artistic standards of the profession. Lyric Opera offers innovative programs designed to further music and arts education both in schools and in the community. These programs as well as its innovative productions of classic and contemporary operas make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the community.
The Company is based at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center located in the East Crossroads area of downtown Kansas City at 1725 Holmes St. The Opera Center includes the Beth Ingram Administration Building, where the Company’s offices are based above a 4000 sq. ft. area for set storage, and the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, housing space for rehearsals, set construction and painting, prop storage, costume shop, and vocal coaching rooms.
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