Ward Holmquist http://kcur.org en 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 Opera Explores Tensions And Symbolism In Nixon's Visit To China http://kcur.org/post/opera-explores-tensions-and-symbolism-nixons-visit-china <p>It&rsquo;s difficult today to imagine a time when the United States and China didn&rsquo;t have trade relations or communicate at all. But, in 1972, President Richard Nixon&rsquo;s visit to China, a once-demonized Communist regime, was heralded as &ldquo;the week that changed the world.&rdquo; Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 13876 at http://kcur.org Opera Explores Tensions And Symbolism In Nixon's Visit To China Lyric Opera Announces Season in Kauffman Center http://kcur.org/post/lyric-opera-announces-season-kauffman-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d838f58bd39-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d838f58bd39-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d838f58bd39-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-948356.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, one of the three resident companies at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, has announced its 2011-2012 season, its first in the new venue. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, the announcement began with a twist.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:16:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2104 at http://kcur.org Lyric Opera Announces Season in Kauffman Center