Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. 2011
Who does love better than the Italians (except for maybe the French)? Giacomo Puccini (an Italian) fell in love with opera and found his life's bliss composing the well-known La Boheme
, Madame Butterfly
— all pretty much about amore
. Gorgeous head-turner Princess Turandot may want to stay safe and single, but a smitten prince willingly gambles his own head to win her hand and heart. It's like Jeopardy
but with way higher stakes. Will he know the answers or will he lose the Q&A — and his life? Turandot
opens the Lyric Opera's premiere season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway, 816-994-7200). You'll be at the edge of your brand-new seat in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The passion and drama begin at 7:30 p.m. See kcopera.org
or call 816-471-7344.