As many readers may know, the Lyric Opera will be performing John Adams’ Nixon in China and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville this spring as the Company concludes its inaugural season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
To help our patrons, and those interested in learning about opera, we offer free, in-depth guides about each opera. These guides are written by Stu Lewis, a member of the Lyric Opera Guild, and are fantastic resources when wanting to understand an opera before you attend. You will find a detailed outline of the opera’s story, and great insight into the composers and librettists, including information about their careers and motivations. The guides can be found at kcopera.org on each show’s information page, or directly by clicking on the links below.
Take a peek to see what you can learn, and please thank Stu Lewis for his hard work!