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1. 50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song 50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song October 2007 Brief article describing the 50th season of the Lyric Opera and plans for the move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Also described is recently purchased 30,000-square-foot building that...

2. Bravo! Kansas City's Lyric Opera Celebrates 50 Years Bravo! Kansas City's Lyric Opera Celebrates 50 Years November 2007 Article provides a short history of the Lyric Opera from its beginning with a performance of La Boheme on September 29, 1958, to the present. The author also emphasizes the economic impact that the Opera...

3. Fall Forward Fall Forward August 28, 2011 The Arts & Entertainment section previews offerings for the coming year, including the new Kauffman Performing Arts Center productions, shows, and concerts.

4. KC Voice Rings Around the World KC Voice Rings Around the World November 3, 2013 Biographical article that focuses upon the life of opera singer Vinson Cole. Cole's upbringing in the Swope Park area of Kansas City is summarized. Details related to his music education and later career...

5. Lyric Opera of Kansas City Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2007 This book gives the history of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, which covers the past 50 years. Listed in the back of the book is the Lyric Opera repertory for these first 50 years, 1958-2007. This information...

6. Lyric Opera of KC Announces Retirement of General Director Evan Luskin Lyric Opera of KC Announces Retirement of General Director Evan Luskin March 18, 2011 The general director of the Lyric Opera, Evan Luskin, will retire on June 30, 2011. Luskin has been with the company since 1986 and started his career as managing director. He was promoted to general director...

7. Lyric Picks Architect For Its Headquarters Lyric Picks Architect For Its Headquarters December 9, 2007 "The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has selected local firm HJM Architects for the $4 million renovation of the new headquarters at 18th and Charlotte." The design work for the building will be done by Richard...

8. Lyrical Notes Lyrical Notes March 2008 Founded in 1958, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City has been "a bit of a renegade operation." Founder Russell Patterson adopted the European pattern of smaller halls and the use of young singers who can devote...

9. No Strings Attached No Strings Attached April 25, 2004 Article describes a May 2004 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado" by the Paul Mesner Puppets and the Civic Opera of Kansas City.

10. Opera Leader Pushed for World Premiere Opera Leader Pushed for World Premiere April 25, 2008 Article features the Lyric Opera and Evan Luskin who has managed it for 22 years. As general director, Luskin helps to choose the repertoire and sets the tone of the productions. To celebrate the 50th...

11. Puccini Paradise Puccini Paradise April/May 2007 Kansas City's Puccini Festival held annually in May is the only one of its kind in the United States. Andy Anderson founded the festival in 2000. It now attracts artists and audiences from all across the...

12. Russell Patterson and the Lyric Opera: The Story Behind the Success Russell Patterson and the Lyric Opera: The Story Behind the Success Biographic article about Russell Patterson and his founding of the Lyric Opera with Mort Walker in 1957. The old Rockhill Theater was the first home of the Lyric and the first production, "La Boheme,"...

13. The Lyric Opera's Leader Will Step Down The Lyric Opera's Leader Will Step Down March 16, 2011 Evan R. Luskin, who managed the Lyric Opera for 25 years, will retire at the end of the 2011-12 season, which is the Lyric's inaugural year in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Luskin helped...