When the Lyric Opera of Kansas City opened its season last weekend, Kansas Citians of all ages dressed to the nines at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We photographed some of the standouts in the Brandmeyer Great Hall before they headed in to their seats.
Some made their opera-viewing debuts at “Hansel and Gretel” (which closes Sept. 25), while others continued their tradition of opera season tickets. But one thing rang true among all: It was a fashion night to remember.
Our photos were shot by Roy Inman, with Lonnie Miller as his assistant. Thanks to stylist Lindsey Kupper and Lyric Opera publicity consultant Ellen McDonald for helping us spot fashions in the crowd.