Deborah Sandler http://kcur.org en Russell Patterson, Former Opera And Symphony Director, Dies At 85 http://kcur.org/post/russell-patterson-former-opera-and-symphony-director-dies-85 <p><em>Updated: Friday, October 4, 11:15 a.m.</em></p><p>Russell Patterson, general artistic director of the <a href="http://www.kcopera.org/">Lyric Opera of Kansas City</a> for four decades, as well as one of its founders, died Wednesday; he was 85. Patterson was also the first music director for the <a href="http://www.kcsymphony.org/">Kansas City Symphony</a>.</p><p>From 1957 to 1998, Patterson served as the Lyric&#39;s artistic director. In a history of the company posted on its website, he&#39;s credited with sparking the idea:</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 03:52:27 +0000 Laura Spencer 44601 at http://kcur.org Russell Patterson, Former Opera And Symphony Director, Dies At 85 Lyric Opera Officially Opens New Center http://kcur.org/post/lyric-opera-officially-opens-new-center <p>The <a href="http://www.kcopera.org/">Lyric Opera of Kansas City</a> on Friday marked the official opening of its new $10.5 million, two-building facility in the Crossroads Arts District. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:36:46 +0000 Laura Spencer 24165 at http://kcur.org Lyric Opera Officially Opens New Center Kansas City's Lyric Opera Changes Leadership http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-lyric-opera-changes-leadership <p>Changes are happening at <strong>Kansas City&rsquo;s <a href="http://kcopera.org" target="_blank">Lyric Opera</a></strong>. Its general director, <strong>Evan Luskin</strong>, is retiring next month after 26 years with the company.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:25:43 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16595 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Lyric Opera Changes Leadership Deborah Sandler Takes The Helm At Lyric Opera http://kcur.org/post/deborah-sandler-takes-helm-lyric-opera <p>The Lyric Opera of Kansas City today announced the appointment of Deborah Sandler as the new general director as of July 1, 2012. Sandler will succeed Evan Luskin, who retires on June 30 after 26 years with the company, including 14 years as general director.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 13390 at http://kcur.org Deborah Sandler Takes The Helm At Lyric Opera