Lyric Opera of Kansas City - Kansas City
18 September 2020

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

Lucia and the Lairds: symbolically rich staging for Lyric Opera of Kansas City
10 Mar 20 / Bachtrack
Sarah Coburn did a splendid job with the title role
9 Mar 20 / Broadway World
La bohème

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside
13 Nov 19 / Bachtrack
Overall,the production was up to the usual Lyric standards
11 Nov 19 / Broadway World
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 4

Kathryn Lewek leads strong cast for “Abduction from the Seraglio”
5 Oct 19 / Opera Warhorses
Tinseltown Mozart in Kansas City
1 Oct 19 / Bachtrack
Goons, dames and Mozart
24 Sep 19 / KC Studio
Mozart, who was just on the cusp of producing some of his greatest works ever, delivers magnificently
23 Sep 19 / Broadway World
Les pêcheurs de perles

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 3

An unashamedly fabulous Pearl Fishers from Lyric Opera of Kansas City
1 May 19 / Bachtrack
A fitting close to a season that has been itself a mix of old and new
29 Apr 19 / Broadway World
Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s luminous “The Pearl Fishers” resonates with modern imagination
29 Apr 19 / KC Studio
Così fan tutte

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

The great war of the sexes
19 Mar 19 / Bachtrack
An odd duck, this Cosi Fan Tutte when viewed through modern eyes
18 Mar 19 / Broadway World
Madama Butterfly

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Puccini's music remains transcendent even after one hundred fourteen years
5 Nov 18 / Broadway World
West Side Story

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 3

A powerful performance of Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece
26 Sep 18 / OperaWire
West Side Story in Kansas City: Broadway flair meets opera style
25 Sep 18 / Bachtrack
A bravura interpretation of 1957's "West Side Story"
24 Sep 18 / Broadway World
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

The music is super and the plan is well executed
30 Apr 18 / Broadway World
Rigoletto

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

The voices are excellent, the orchestra is sublime, and the sets are both massive and ornate
5 Mar 18 / Broadway World
Everest

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

The overall effect is staggering if a little confusing
14 Nov 17 / Broadway World
Eugene Onegin

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

Director Tomer Zvulun put the focus on clear-cut storytelling and eye-grabbing crowd scenes
7 Oct 17 / Opera News
Lyric Opera beautifully illustrates youthful regret in new ‘Eugene Onegin’
2 Oct 17 / Kansas City Star
The Pirates of Penzance

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

An inspired exercise in silliness
25 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Lyric Opera offers a traditional yet sly take on ‘The Pirates of Penzance’
24 Apr 17 / Kansas City Star
Dead Man Walking

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s controversial ‘Dead Man Walking’ raises conflicts of justice and forgiveness
6 Mar 17 / Kansas City Star
Le nozze di Figaro

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Beautiful and comic, Lyric Opera’s ‘Figaro’ hits all the right notes
7 Nov 16 / Kansas City Star
Hansel und Gretel

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s ‘Hänsel and Gretel’ is a charming opera with minimal menace
19 Sep 16 / Kansas City Star
Carmen

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

A beautifully staged and orchestrated production of Bizet's tale of love gone wrong
26 Apr 16 / Kansas City InfoZine
Zanda Svede definitely has the looks, the glamour and the voice for the title role
26 Apr 16 / Broadway World
L'elisir d'amore

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

This production wins with style and panache
18 Mar 16 / Broadway World
Lyric Opera’s tuneful and innocent ‘The Elixir of Love’ is a pleasing potion
14 Mar 16 / Kansas City Star
Rusalka

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s ‘Rusalka’ a beautiful telling of lovelorn water nymph
9 Nov 15 / Kansas City Star
Don Giovanni

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

Giovanni goes noir
29 Sep 15 / KCMETROPOLIS
Lyric Opera captures menace of ‘Don Giovanni’ in stylish film noir production
28 Sep 15 / Kansas City Star
Tosca

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Emotional performances and orchestral energy in Lyric Opera’s ‘Tosca’
20 Apr 15 / Kansas City Star
Silent Night

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 4

A heart-wrenching drama of the futility of war
25 Feb 15 / The Examiner
Powerful history and performances in Pulitzer opera
24 Feb 15 / KCMETROPOLIS
'Silent Night' proof opera is not a dead medium
24 Feb 15 / KC Stage
A beautiful, horrific masterpiece
23 Feb 15 / Kansas City Star
L'Italiana in Algeri

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 3

The Italian Girl conquers Algiers and Kansas City
12 Nov 14 / The Examiner
Heroine saves the day in Lyric Opera’s rambunctious, amusing ‘L’italiana in Algeri’
10 Nov 14 / Kansas City Star
Lyric Opera of Kansas City scores with Rossini's 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'
9 Nov 14 / The Examiner
La Traviata

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ enjoyable musically and visually
29 Sep 14 / Kansas City Star
Die Zauberflöte

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ transforms Mozart’s whimsical opera into indelible visual trip
11 Nov 13 / Kansas City Star
I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 4

K.C. Lyric Opera captures Bellini’s bel canto Romeo
1 Oct 13 / Classical Voice North America
Eternal 'clash of clans' shines in Lyric's polished, beautifully sung production
26 Sep 13 / The Independent Insider
Romeo and Juliet revisited
24 Sep 13 / KCMETROPOLIS
Passionate, psychological ‘Capulets and Montagues’ features hometown diva Joyce DiDonato
24 Sep 13 / Kansas City Star
The Mikado

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric Opera’s ‘The Mikado’ sets just the right tone
30 Apr 13 / Kansas City Star
Madama Butterfly

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 2

"Butterfly" soars in Lyric Opera’s season opener
18 Sep 12 / KCMETROPOLIS
Caballero triumphs in Lyric’s lush production of ‘Madama Butterfly’
17 Sep 12 / Kansas City Star
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Lyric caps stellar season with a bravura ‘Barber’
23 Apr 12 / Kansas City Star
Nixon in China

Lyric Opera of Kansas City


No. of reviews: 1

Epic meets intimate: Lyric Opera’s ‘Nixon’ is a stunner
12 Mar 12 / Kansas City Star
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News & Articles

Lyric Opera of Kansas City announces 2019-20 season
The 2019-20 season is built on the successful formula of previous seasons. Opera classics make up three quarters of the season, with one opera devoted to something more adventurous.
11 Feb 2019 / Kansas City Star
Lyric Opera of Kansas City announces new season
Pirates, prisoners and Figaro find a place in The Lyric’s next season.
5 Mar 2016 / Kansas City Star
Ward Holmquist no longer artistic director of Lyric Opera
Just four days after wrapping up “Tosca,” its season finale, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City announced it was eliminating the job of artistic director.
2 May 2015 / Kansas City Star
Lyric Opera of KC announces upcoming season
Lyric Opera of Kansas City is "building on greatness" in its 56th season by engaging some of the world's most famous opera stars, the most sought-after directors and innovative production designers.
26 Feb 2013 / Broadway World
Lyric Opera opens new act with a new general director
Deborah Sandler will be among the few women leading major opera companies in the U.S.
2 Mar 2012 / Kansas City Star