Greer Grimsley and Lisa Daltirus
The reviews are in, and it’s unanimous — Tosca is a hit!
Paul Horsley of The Independent said “the season-opening production, which debuted September 11 at the Lyric Theatre, features one of the best lead casts that the company has ever assembled, at least in recent memory, and it had me utterly engaged for three hours.” Read the entire review here.
Tim McDonald of The Kansas City Star said “This is a production that shouldn’t be missed — an example of regional opera at its best.” Read the entire review here.
What do you think? Do you agree or have a different opinion? Share your thoughts by clicking “leave a comment” below.
Posted in 2009-2010 Season
Tagged Greer Grimsley, Kansas City Star, Lisa Daltirus, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Paul Horsley, Puccini, review, The Independent, The Kansas City Star, Tim McDonald, Tosca
In this excerpt of an aria from Puccini’s Tosca, Lisa Daltirus (who sings the title role) laments the difficult choice facing her, to save the love of her life. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City production runs September 11 – 19, 2009. Tickets can be purchased at www.kcopera.org.
Paul Horsley of The Independent previews the Lyric Opera production of Puccini’s Tosca, opening this Friday. In it, Lisa Daltirus (Tosca) discusses reality television and her character’s love of God and art.
Check out the story here.
Don’t miss the great preview article about Tosca in today’s Kansas City Star!
Lisa Daltirus, the title character in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s upcoming production of TOSCA talks about singing, the role and future repertoire.
Ask Tosca anything… well, nearly anything.
Post your questions you’d like Lisa Daltirus (who’s playing the title role in our production opening next week) to answer by commenting to this entry. She’ll only answer 10, so make it good, and make it fast!
Join resident set designer R. Keith Brumley for an At Ease with Opera presentation that will include drawings of the Tosca
set to be used in the upcoming Lyric Opera production. Keith will confess his scenic design secrets for building dramatic sets in this uncertain economy. And, there may be other surprises!
These preview lectures are sponsored by the Lyric Opera Guild. Tonight’s will be held at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, and begins at 7 p.m.
See you there!
Posted in 2009-2010 Season, Guild
Tagged At Ease, At Ease with Opera, Kansas City Public Library, Keith Brumley, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera Guild, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Puccini, R. Keith Brumley, Tosca
Join the Lyric Opera Guild for two At Ease programs, designed to educate and entertain casual opera-goers. The following preview the upcoming Lyric Opera of Kansas City production of Tosca.
Opera as History: How Operas Portray Historical Events
Monday, August 24 – 7 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Guild member Don Dagenais will discuss history as told through the eyes of opera, and in particular, Tosca. Tosca is just one of the operas that portray (or areplaced against the background of) real historical events. How good are opera composers as historians? Come find out!
Confessions of Set Designer: How to be Creative in Trying Times
Monday, August 31 – 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
Join resident set designer R. Keith Brumley for a presentation that will include drawings of the Tosca set to be used in the upcoming Lyric Opera production. There may be other surprises!
The fall edition of the KCPT program “Uniquely Kansas City” featured the Lyric Opera production of La bohème on their program. The piece features interviews with Daniel Belcher, who sang his first opera at the Lyric Opera and starred in La bohème, and General Director Evan Luskin.
You can see the full piece below, courtesy KCPT.
Posted in 2008-2009 Season, Interviews, Misc Opera
Tagged Daniel Belcher, Evan Luskin, KCPT, La boheme, Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Puccini, Randy Mason, Steph Suetos, Uniquely Kansas City