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Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Holiday Luncheon

December 1st was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Holiday Luncheon, which was held at the Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed a three-course lunch, festive decor, and entertainment by visiting guest artist, Soprano Danielle Beckvermit, who was accompanied by Neal Long. Exciting plans for the 2022 Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma,” were discussed. The April 9th event will be held at Loews Kansas City Hotel.

Juliette Singer Spinks, Jo Anne Dondlinger, Lisa Flynn Pruch, and Carmen Sabates


Rita D’Agostino Stollman, Ann Nigro, Kristina Klug, and Jenny Manka


Marilyn Gaar, Kelly Privitera, and Lucinda Rice-Petrie


Julia Irene Kauffman, Gigi Rose, 2022 Ball chairman; Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and Circle President Mary Leonida

Read more in the January 22, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Strauss Peyton


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