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Young Friends of the Lyric

YFL-Logo---ColorYoung Friends of the Lyric provides an exciting outlet for young arts supporters in Kansas City to get involved in the community, meet other young adults and support the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

We host a variety of events throughout the opera season, including free First Friday happy hours during the opera season at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s rehearsal facility in the Crossroads, happy hour events at trendy area bars and restaurants before performances, and more.

Young Friends of the Lyric memberships are available online now, click the link below to become a member today!  Memberships last 12 months from the time of purchase.  For questions call Ticketing & Patron Services at 816.471.7344.

Purchase a membership

Already have a membership?  Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary drink ticket(s) at your next Lyric Opera performance from the boutique at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby.

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Young Friends of the Lyric Committee Application – 2017-18 Season

Deadline for submission is June 26, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Young Friends of the Lyric's Leadership Committee! The goal of Young Friends of the Lyric is to provide an exciting outlet for young arts supporters in Kansas City and develop a base of young people who will support the Lyric Opera throughout their lives. YFL is targeted to professionals looking to meet new people, expand their networks and support the arts and culture of Kansas City. Knowledge and experience of opera is not needed!!
    Please note: if you are not a current member, you are expected to join in order to serve in any leadership role.
    The Leadership Committee for YFL meets every third Tuesday of the month.
    Monthly meetings of the YFL Board are held the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyric offices.

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