Deborah Sandler Kemper, general manager and CEO of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, was honored as one of the top professionals of the year 2022 by Musical America Worldwide.
Thirty members were selected from more than 100 nominations from industry peers in the United States. The complete list of winners is available on Musical America Worldwide Report. Stephanie Challener, publisher and editor-in-chief said, “These resilient warriors are people whose names you won’t see come to light (with rare exceptions), but who work hard behind the scenes to keep their organizations, their causes, their departments going.” . He continued: “Given the political, financial and health care crises of the last half decade, we wanted to recognize leaders who have addressed the pandemic and its aftermath through breakthrough innovation or sweat equity, or both. Deborah Sandler Kemper is been particularly noted for its launch of the new resident program.”
Sandler Kemper said: “What an honor to be recognized by your peers. I am in excellent company, working alongside so many other artistic leaders across classical music, and I am privileged to be among them. This award is shared by my fantastic team of exceptionally talented and dedicated professionals at Lyric Opera of Kansas City who strive every day to make Lyric Opera a vital part of our community. We have accomplished so much, especially during these past difficult years. But we have so much desire to do more. The best is yet to come!”
The complete highlight of Sandler Kemper can be read here. The full report is available here.
Kansas City Opera Information
Founded in 1958 and now one of the nation’s premier regional opera companies, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City delivers high-quality live opera performances to the people of Kansas City and a five-state region. Repertoire choices include original language performances of standard repertoire as well as contemporary and American works. The company’s productions enrich the community it serves by reflecting the highest artistic standards of the profession. Lyric Opera offers innovative programs to promote music and arts education in schools and the community. Opera lovers can be a fan of Lyric Opera of Kansas City on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter, TikTok or Instagram at @kcopera and at www.kcopera.org.