January 7, 2012 8:55 PM

The Classical Beat | ‘The Giver’ salutes the Lyric’s 20 years of initiating opera fans

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s superb education department has brought opera into the lives of countless children for the last 20 years. One of its many outreach projects is the production of a youth opera every two or three years. This year, the Lyric Opera and Minnesota Opera have co-commissioned “The Giver” from composer Susan Kander.

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