Lyric Opera of Kansas City brings the best the opera world has to offer to Kansas City.

Board of Trustees


  • Kenneth V. Hager, President
  • Phyllis G. Leach, Vice President
  • Michael D. Frost, Ph.D., Secretary
  • J. Michael Sigler, Treasurer

Board of Trustees

  • Scott Blakesley
  • Dr. Rita M. Burnett-Ferguson
  • Joanne Burns
  • Thomas W. Butch
  • Richard P. Bruening
  • Una Creditor
  • Ann King Dickinson
  • Anne W. Elsberry
  • Melinda L. Estes M.D.
  • Craig L. Evans
  • Michael D. Fields
  • Lafayette J. Ford, III
  • Jack Gabriel
  • Jane Loftus Gard
  • Joyce G. Holland
  • Richard Hu
  • Beth Ingram
  • Edward P. Milbank
  • Sherrill Mulhern
  • Dr. Ernest Neighbor
  • Margaret Nickell
  • Michelle N. Ritter
  • Kevin R. Sweeney
  • Steve Taylor
  • Sarah Tiedt
  • Michael Viazzoli

Ex-Officio Members

  • Joan Braswell, President, Lyric Opera Circle
  • Mary Leonida, President, Lyric Opera Guild
  • Sherry Love, Ball Chair, Lyric Opera Circle

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