At Ease with Opera: Confessions of a Set Designer

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Set designer R. Keith Brumley presents his set designs for the upcoming production of Tosca and discusses how he approaches the design of grandiose sets in times of budgetary constraints.
Monday, August 31, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The At Ease with Opera series returns to the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., in August with two programs focusing on the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s September production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.

Tosca is one of Puccini’s most popular operas, ranking eighth on Opera America’s 2008 list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America.

Set in Rome during the Napoleonic Wars, Puccini’s dramatic music helps tell the story of a political game of cat-and-mouse.

The programs, presented by the Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild, will be held on Monday, August 17, and Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. and are intended to highlight the musical, literary, and historical underpinnings of Tosca.

Admission to both programs is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.

Founded in 1961, the Lyric Opera Guild is the principal support organization for the Lyric Opera and continues to offer a variety of activities and programs.