Music and Dance Reviews

Goons, Dames and Mozart: Hometown Tenor Debuts in Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” Reboot.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City makes “The Abduction from the Seraglio”—a story about love, about pride and about power—into a captivating rom-com set in the seedy back alleys of Hollywood. It’s a smart remake, originally for New Orleans Opera, directed by Alison Moritz. These timeless elements translated on stage and beyond. Pride, for one, in […]

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In “Women of Note,” Kansas City Baroque Consortium Celebrates the Influential Women of the Era

Kansas City Baroque Consortium’s summer concert series, now in its third year, is elegant and intimate, and growing into a must-attend event. These concerts are more than just satisfying collages of Baroque era music, though the players strive for authentic-as-possible performances on period instruments. They also set the music in historical context, bringing to light […]

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Moving Arts: New Name, Same Passion.

The name you are born with isn’t always how you are known. Such is the case with Moving Arts, which began existence as the Kansas City Dance Festival and now, seven years in, has evolved into a dual-city summer company: a four-week residency with performances in both Kansas City and Cincinnati. The troupe has always […]

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