KU Opera http://kcur.org en Composer Kirke Mechem On Realizing What Opera Could Be http://kcur.org/post/composer-kirke-mechem-realizing-what-opera-could-be <p>Composer <a href="http://kirkemechem.com/">Kirke Mechem</a> grew up in Topeka, Kansas, but he's lived in San Francisco since 1963. He says he still considers himself a Midwesterner: "You can take the boy out of Kansas, but you can never take Kansas out of the boy." Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:27:03 +0000 Laura Spencer 31002 at http://kcur.org Composer Kirke Mechem On Realizing What Opera Could Be