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Kansas City: Opera

Kansas City Opera: Opera Around Kansas City

Below are our Kansas City Opera recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Kansas City Art.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Of the 97 opera productions in Lyric Opera’s repertoire, a remarkable 29 of them are American in origin. Of the four operas performed each year, one is typically by an American composer. Examples include include Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men and John Brown by contemporary composer Kirke Mechem. Opera rarities represented by the adventurous company are Mozart’s unfinished The Goose from Cairo, the John Philip Sousa operetta The Free Lance, Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, and several more. ...more...