Lyric Opera of Kansas City 39.091946° N -94.574585° W

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Founded in 1958, Lyric Opera of Kansas City is one of the nation's premier regional opera companies. Our mission is to make Lyric Opera of Kansas City indispensable to the public through transformational opera experiences and broad service which captures the hearts and minds of our diverse communities.

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1725 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 471-7344

education@kcopera.org

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Subjects
Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts
Activities
School Based Program, Field Trip
Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary, 1, 2, 3, 4, K
Cost
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Student Dress Rehearsal: Roméo et Juliette (March 7, 2024)

Each year, Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where they are enthralled by the music and drama of the opera.

Prior to the dress rehearsal, teachers receive access to curricular resources to ensure students acquire tools to unlock opera’s potential. To further the experience, teachers may schedule an in-school or virtual Lyric Opera Prelude prior to the dress rehearsal.

How can you heighten the drama of Shakespeare’s most famous play? By giving it the French grand opera treatment. Gounod’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet follows Shakespeare’s centuries-old tale and brings this familiar tragedy to an epic crescendo. Romeo Montague has fallen for Juliet Capulet, a member of a rival family in the City of Verona. They secretly marry, but family tensions come to a dramatic peak. A plan is hatched to keep them together; however, it plays out in all the wrong ways resulting in devastating tragedy. With an expansive score, gorgeous sets, and period costumes, you’ll see Shakespeare’s tale as you’ve never experienced it before.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater, dance, instrumental music, visual arts

Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, postsecondary
Capacity
100 stu., Max 20 chap., Min 2 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
180 min.
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Student Dress Rehearsal: Journey to Valhalla (May 1, 2024)

Each year, Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where they are enthralled by the music and drama of the opera.

Prior to the dress rehearsal, teachers receive access to curricular resources to ensure students acquire tools to unlock opera’s potential. To further the experience, teachers may schedule an in-school or virtual Lyric Opera Prelude prior to the dress rehearsal.

Are you ready for an epic musical journey? Richard Wagner’s legendary four-opera cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung, based on ancient Norse mythology, is one of the most significant achievements in music and opera history. Our semi-staged concert, Journey to Valhalla, brings to life the best moments from the Ring of the Nibelung—an all-encompassing story of gods, dwarves, and humans in a world of magic, power, and greed. This breathtaking journey through Wagner’s orchestrations and soaring vocal lines will transport you to a world of adventure and features the Kansas City Symphony alongside powerful Wagnerian singers.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater, dance, instrumental music, visual arts

Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, postsecondary
Capacity
100 stu., Max 20 chap., Min 2 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
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School Based Program

Sketchbook for Ollie (Jan-Feb 2024)

Sketchbook for Ollie is an opera for children and families. It tells the story of Ollie, an eight-year-old boy coping with the death of his grandmother. Ollie is frustrated with his parents for avoiding his tough but important questions, and it is his Aunt Leeza—a composer—who uses music to provide some answers.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, k
Capacity
500 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.
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Lyric Opera Prelude: Roméo et Juliette (Feb-March 2024)

A Lyric Opera Prelude designed especially for your class in alignment with curricular goals can be scheduled prior to the dress rehearsal. Deliverable in-person at your school or virtually, these sessions are facilitated by Lyric Opera education staff and and artists. Lyric Opera Preludes are crafted to orient students to the world of opera and invite consideration of how opera can open their world.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater, dance, instrumental music, visual arts

Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, postsecondary
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.
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Lyric Opera Prelude: Journey to Valhalla (April-May 2024)

A Lyric Opera Prelude designed especially for your class in alignment with curricular goals can be scheduled prior to the dress rehearsal. Deliverable in-person at your school or virtually, these sessions are facilitated by Lyric Opera education staff and and artists. Lyric Opera Preludes are crafted to orient students to the world of opera and invite consideration of how opera can open their world.

Subjects Covered

arts, music, theater, dance, instrumental music, visual arts

Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, postsecondary
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.
Book Now