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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Step behind the curtain for an entertaining, multi-sensory exploration of The Barber of Seville with Gilbert R. Davis. Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments while you journey through the story, composition history, character development, political and cultural reception and much more!

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Meet the Stars

Meet the Stars

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join community leaders and ardent arts supporters, engage with the production team and principal artists. Delight in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, libations and music. Stay if you wish for an entertaining and intimate look at how an opera is put together. The 2017 Meet the Stars event will also include the awarding of the Betty Van Andel Scholarship by Carol Van Andel.

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Sketch Day

GREAAT Children’s Opera Sketch Day

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

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Dress Rehearsal: The Barber of Seville

Dress Rehearsal: The Barber of Seville

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

With the support of Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Consortium, students from middle school through college may register to attend the final dress rehearsal of an opera!

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Opera Affiliates Pre-Opera Dinner

Opera Affiliates Pre-Opera Dinner

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opera Affiliates makes it easy to enjoy dinner and the opera. Mix and mingle with other opera fans while enjoying a delicious dinner. Proceeds of each dinner benefit Opera Grand Rapids.

Pre-Performance Talk

Pre-Performance Talk

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Friends of the Opera for an informative discussion about The Barber of Seville on the orchestra floor one hour before curtain.

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A traditional setting of a comic masterpiece

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Pre-Performance Talk

Pre-Performance Talk

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Friends of the Opera for an informative discussion about The Barber of Seville on the orchestra floor one hour before curtain.

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A traditional setting of a comic masterpiece

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - May 19 @ 2:30 pm

A week-long intensive for Opera Grand Rapids' Children's Opera program. Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - May 19 @ 2:30 pm

A week-long intensive for Opera Grand Rapids' Children's Opera program. Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - May 19 @ 2:30 pm

A week-long intensive for Opera Grand Rapids' Children's Opera program. Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - May 19 @ 2:30 pm

A week-long intensive for Opera Grand Rapids' Children's Opera program. Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

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GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

GREAAT Children’s Opera Intensive

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - May 19 @ 2:30 pm

A week-long intensive for Opera Grand Rapids' Children's Opera program. Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program.

GREAAT Children’s Opera Performance

GREAAT Children’s Opera Performance

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program. The Children's Opera performances will be held at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on May 19.

GREAAT Children’s Opera Performance

GREAAT Children’s Opera Performance

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists team up with arts students from Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology to concept, produce and perform their very own opera production as part of the Creative Connections cultural education program. The Children's Opera performances will be held at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on May 19.

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