Puccini’s timeless masterpiece of jealousy, love, and revenge 

April 30 – May 8, 2022 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 28, 2022) —Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the last production of the 2021-2022 season, Tosca. This Italian tragedy full of lies, lust and corruption by composer Giacomo Puccini will run April 30 through May 8, 2022 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway, KCMO 64108). High-res photos can be found here. 

Sandler stated, “Unfortunately, we still find ourselves in a time when ruthless political ambition results in violence. Tosca is timeless in that way. While there are other motivations at play as well, the story takes place in Rome in the year 1800 during the Napoleonic wars. Tosca is one of Puccini’s most ardent and beautiful operas. We are thrilled to welcome the legendary soprano, Carol Vaness, to direct this production. 

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