Landlocked Opera Inc is Kansas City’s newest opera company. We are committed to serving the Kansas City community with quality performances, and serving KC area artists with quality opportunities.
Landlocked Opera believes in opera for all.
Opera for all means accessibility…
Opera for all means education…
Opera for all means social change...
LOI believes in the importance of education to the future of the operatic art form. We strive to create a community where anyone interested in opera has a place to grow their craft, from beginning student to principal performer.
Additionally important to the future of the art form is social change. LOI is committed to breaking down the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that so often plague the operatic world, both backstage and in the audience. We seek to amplify voices that have historically been quieted within opera and to broaden appreciation for opera in Kansas City through innovative and mindfully accessible performances.
Jonathan Ray, Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Christina Casey Ray, General Director and
Ann Harrell, Artistic Consultant
Board of Directors
Christina Casey Ray, President
Neal Long, Vice President
Sarah Stokes, Secretary
Shawn Nemati, Treasurer
Jim and Joan Wells
Honorary Originating Board Member