Lyric Opera of Kansas City Announces 2021-2022 Season Opener Concert Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood

A return to live, indoor performances at the Kauffman Center Nov. 13-14 to feature Soprano Talise Trevigne, Mezzo-Soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson and Tenor Limmie Pullman in their Lyric Opera debuts Baritone Edward Parks and Conductor David Charles Abell return to Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced its 2021-2022 season opener concert, Lyric
Opera Goes to Hollywood. The two live performances Nov. 13 – 14 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will be accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony.

The 2021- 2022 season opens with the Lyric’s return to the Kauffman Center with Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood. Famous arias and instrumental moments from opera frequently punctuate dramatic moments in some of Hollywood’s most beloved movies. Featured musical selections from films include Pretty Woman, Mission Impossible, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Witches of Eastwick and Up. This concert includes three LOKC debuts: soprano Talise Trevigne, mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, tenor Limmie Pulliam, and the returning Edward Parks, baritone.

Sandler stated, “We are delighted to announce this opening season concert and to welcome our audiences back at the Kauffman Center. We have been very busy, producing a season with innovative and creative projects to share with the community. While some things may be different, we remain committed to exciting your senses and Lyric Opera of Kansas City Announces Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood Nov. 13 – 14 opening your world. I think audiences will be thoroughly entertained at this lovely and lively tribute to the musical moments of Hollywood.”

Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood
The season begins with the concert Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood. What would great movies be without great music? Even silent films had scores. The truth is, there can be no climax without a crescendo, no thrills or chills without trills, no big finale without big brass. No one creates drama like a diva or touches the tenderness of a tenor, and nothing pulls heartstrings like a string section. When you think about how music heightens our emotions and guides us through the story, opera is Hollywood’s original special effect. And for sheer experiential excess, the combination of cinematic and operatic is pure gold in Tinseltown. Come with us when the Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood and relive some of your favorite musical moments from the silver screen, back on the stage where they began. More information on the program for this concert can be found in this In-Depth Guide with clips.

Artists and Artistic Team
Conductor: David Charles Abell
Director : Crystal Manich *
Singers: Talise Trevigne, Soprano *
Ginger Costa-Jackson, Mezzo-soprano *
Limmie Pulliam, Tenor *
Edward Parks, Baritone
* Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway, KCMO 64108)
• Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.
Subscriber and Single Ticket Information
Subscriptions for the 21-22 season are 2-opera packages containing The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tosca with two add-on experiences, Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Subscribers save 20% off single ticket prices, 10% off single ticket add-ons, and get access to seats before the general public.

Season ticket packages range from $64 to $288. For ticket information, visit the Lyric Opera website or contact Lyric Opera Ticketing & Patron Services at (816) 471-7344.