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Embark on a journey through 200 years of operatic and musical storytelling in Lyric Opera's 67th season. We begin with an extraordinary presentation of Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts' masterpiece, The Brightness of Light, featuring the incomparable Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry. We continue the magic with Rossini's timeless comic opera, The Barber of Seville, a perennial favorite celebrated for its comedic brilliance. In 2025, we proudly present the Kansas City premiere of the groundbreaking mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, seamlessly weaving themes of love, family, and place. Finally, we'll bring the curtain down on the 2024-25 season with Turandot. Puccini's grandest opera has created and sustained generations of opera lovers since its premiere 100 years ago. Commit yourself to the art form you love by renewing your subscription today!

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⚠️ 2024-2025 Season Performance Schedule Change⚠️

Lyric Opera productions will be performed in one weekend in the 2024-2025 season as opposed to over two weekends. Learn more about this change.

The Brightness of Light

Friday, September 27, 2024, 7:30 pm 
Sunday, September 29, 2024, 2:00 pm 

Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts and based on letters between Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, this innovative new work is a love letter of its own. Like any creative endeavor, marriage is a collaborative work in progress—a journey in which the end isn’t always what we imagined when we started. Against projections of O’Keeffe’s floral figments, the letters paint the shifting shape of love over decades. Alongside Stieglitz’s candid compositions, we sense the fleeting fragility of the moment and our desperation to make it last a little longer. Painting in layers, Puts’ song cycle gives each letter new life, connecting contrasting ways of seeing the world. From the deserts of New Mexico to city streetscapes to roads less traveled in between, we see complementary visions for what life and art could be. Note: This is a semi-staged concert with projections; the second half will consist of opera and Broadway hits specially selected by Fleming and Gilfry for Lyric Opera audiences 

The Barber of Seville 

Friday, November 15, 2024, 7:30 pm  
Saturday, November 16, 2024, 7:30 pm 
Sunday, November 17, 2024, 2:00 pm 

Rossini’s RomCom romp follows hopeless romantic Count Almaviva through a plot that unfolds like an operatic obstacle course. With the help of Figaro, a former servant turned barber, Almaviva attempts to run off with his true love, Rosina, before her soon-to-be forced marriage to the scheming Dr. Bartolo. What starts as a simple plan becomes an elaborate comedy of errors with as many twists and turns as there are laughs. Rossini complements the romantic antics with iconic songs stacked like an “Opera’s Greatest Hits” playlist full of melodies so beguiling they’ve found their way into every area of pop culture imaginable. Even first-time operagoers will spend the night exclaiming, “Hey, that’s that one song from that one thing!” 

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna  

Friday, March 7, 2025, 7:30 pm 
Saturday, March 8, 2025, 7:30 pm 
Sunday, March 9, 2025, 2:00 pm 

The first of its kind ever written, this mariachi opera by Jose “Pepe” Martinez and Leonard Foglia marries two musical worlds with one thing in common: each finds its fullest voice in the telling of moving tales, and Cruzar is no exception. After leaving his wife and son in Mexico to find work in the United States, Laurentino is torn between distance and duty. Decades later, and with days to live, he looks back on how the choices he made became the secrets he kept, with consequences that will redefine what it means to be a family. With sorrowful serenades, Cruzar creates a seamless musical merger that spans the distance of its cultural differences with sublimely bittersweet songs that make full use of their enhanced ability to take an emotional toll. Grammy-award-winning mariachi band Mariachi los Camperos will perform with Lyric Opera of Kansas City in this production.


Friday, May 2, 2025, 7:30 pm 
Saturday, May 3, 2025, 7:30 pm 
Sunday, May 4, 2025, 2:00 pm 

To win the vengeful Princess Turandot’s hand in marriage, Prince Calaf must first solve three riddles. But, if he answers one of them incorrectly, he’ll be put to death. No, it’s not a new reality show. It’s Puccini’s Turandot, and the frequently fatal questions are just the beginning. When the prince passes the test, the princess balks at holding up her side of the bargain. To give her an out and himself another shot, he offers her an intriguing riddle of his own: if she can guess his name by dawn, she’ll be off the hook, and he’ll be on the chopping block. Is one night enough to soften her scorn? Amidst his unmistakable melodies and trademark twists, Puccini draws inspiration from instruments and elements of the opera’s setting in ancient China and gives us his final, flawless love story.

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