Lyric Opera of KC Announces Upcoming Season
Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the 2013-2014 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
"I am so delighted to announce our coming season, which brings to Kansas City audiences some of the finest talent working in opera today," said Deborah Sandler, General Director and CEO. "We present a rich season of varied works which span opera's rich history. Building on an impressive history, Lyric Opera of Kansas City takes a bold step to build on the heritage of the Company and our community's great passion for the arts as seen in our fabulous arts resources and aspirations."
The season opens with superstar Joyce DiDonato as Romeo in the Company's premiere of Bellini's The Capulets and the Montagues. Nicole Cabell sings the role of Giulietta. Opera News wrote, "DiDonato's...Act 1 duet with Cabell was sublime." This duo's rich voices will fill the Muriel Kauffman Theatre with Bellini's exquisite bel canto (beautiful singing) melodies throughout this evocative production.
New interpretations of classic works fill the season. An ingenious interpretation of The Magic Flute features dazzling, colorful sets and costumes by renowned visual artist Jun Kaneko. This co-production with San Francisco Opera thrilled audiences and critics alike when performed in San Francisco. The season also features one of the most beloved operas of all time, Puccini's La bohème and concludes with the satirical operetta, Die Fledermaus.