It’s a beautiful venue. There’s a lot to rave about and only a few items that disappointed me.
We attended a matinee on the final day of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season premeire, Puccini’s Turandot. Beautiful sets. Wonderful period costumes. Stellar performers.
I lack sufficient background in opera to offer an in-depth review but I can say that as a music lover I could not have been more pleased with the performance. Of particular merit was tenor Arnold Rawls’ moving rendition of the tenor aria Nessun Dorma (Nobody Shall Sleep) at the beginning of the third act. It’s a perfect example of why live theater is so powerful.
Last night we saw August: Osage County at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. The run ends on Sunday, October 9 so I urge you to get your tickets now. You can wait to see it in movie theaters in a couple of years, but don’t miss the opportunity to see it performed live.
The Kansas City Star’s theater critic, Robert Trussell, gives this play a deservedly glowing review and I could as well but I want to focus on what’s happening in front of the stage .