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Don Ipock
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Lyric Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors

Alison DeSimone and Classical KC speak with Lyric Opera of Kansas City about their projects this fall and the upcoming production of Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City has had a busy fall with "Soundscapes" performances throughout the community.

Also this fall, the Lyric brought in area musicologists including UMKC Conservatory's Alison DeSimone to create a streaming program called "Opera in Eight Parts" to guide audiences through the history of Opera. This will be available for streaming through December 31, 2020 from the Lyric's Website.

In December, the Lyric is producing a video of Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Vistors" starring Kelly Morel as the mother and Holly Ladage as Amahl. This production includes puppet work by Paul Mesner and is directed by Shawna Lucey. It will be available to stream from December 15 to December 31, 2020 by visiting the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Website.


"Pierrot’s Tanzlied" from Die Tote Stadt, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Daniel Belcher, Lyric Opera of Kansas City

"Furibondo spira il vento" from Partenope, by George Frideric Handel. Kelly Morel, Lyric Opera of Kansas City

"Pa-, Pa-, Pa-, Papageno" from The Magic Flute, K. 620, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Kaylie Kahlich and Daniel Belcher, Lyric Opera of Kansas City

"Quanto è bella, quanto è cara!" from L'Elisir d'amore, by Gaetano Donizetti. Michael Wu, Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Excerpts from "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti. Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus.

Local Musicians and Ensembles are featured on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 pm on 91.9 Classical KC and at ClassicalKC.org

Dawn is on the Accounting and Classical Music Staff at KCUR and Classical KC. She can be reached by email at dawn@kcur.org.