Behind the Curtain: An Opera Preview

Scenes from Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod at DeVos Performance Hall. (Photo Opera Grand Rapids)

Step behind the curtain for an entertaining, multi-sensory exploration of the opera before each production. 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!

Held at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center, the previews are open to the public, and seating is on a first come basis at the door. Learn about Parking & Accessibility options.

Join us before the opera for an enjoyable evening that’s sure to enrich your opera experience!

Behind The Curtain Schedule

October 4, 2016  |  6:00 PM         María de Buenos Aires
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Presented by Maestro Jorge Parodi

May 2, 2017  |  6:00 PM               The Barber of Seville
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Presented by Gilbert R. Davis