Night With The Opera


October 12, 2016   5:30 PM  |  CityFlatsHotel

Join honorary co-chairs Dr. Luis Tomatis and Gretchen Minnhaar for our annual gala fundraiser and celebrate the beautiful tradition of the Argentinian tango. Dine on delicious cuisine with a Latin American flair as you enjoy an exclusive dinner-theater-style performance of Ástor Piazzolla’s tango opera, María de Buenos Aires. It promises to be a night of passion, dancing and drama that you won’t want to miss!



5:30 PM  |  Events Room

Transport yourself to República Argentina—a world of stately architecture, delicious cuisine and passionate tango—and move to the beat of Latin inspired rhythms in an intimate cocktail hour.

6:30 PM  |  Ballroom

Share in a panoramic theater setting of María de Buenos Aires as you enjoy beautifully crafted, Argentinian inspired dishes in a unique dining experience. Immerse yourself in the story and become part of the scene as you embark on a surreal spiritual journey of pulse, poetry and dance.

Open premium bar available

Tango-inspired red and black attire




Purchase tickets through the Opera Grand Rapids Box Office (616.451.2741) or online via Eventbrite.

Complimentary valet parking available from At Your Service Valet.
The valet entrance is located at the Monroe Center Parking Ramp at 35 Ionia Ave NW.




Opera Grand Rapids Night With The Opera Raffle features an Apple Watch, Grand Rapids arts and entertainment treasures, and dinners for two. Tickets can be applied to specific prizes of interest. Raffle tickets are just $10.00 each. Enter today!


Apple Watch Sport

Stay up-to-date with the newest technology with your very own Apple Watch Sport. Customize this piece to match your personality and outfit. Valued between $400-$500.


Grand Rapids Treasures

Make your way through town to some of the Grand Rapids greatest tourist attractions and community gems in this exclusive package that includes tickets to the following organizations. Valued between $400-$500.

  • Circle Theatre
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • Grand Rapids Ford Presidential Museum
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens
  • West Michigan Whitecaps
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • John Ball Zoo
  • Opera Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Ballet


6 dinners for two

Work your way through town as you and a guest enjoy dinner for two at some of Grand Rapids most popular and elegant dining restaurants, including the following. Values between $300-$400.

  • Bistro Bella Vita
  • CityFlats Hotel
  • Greenwell Gastro Pub
  • Grove
  • Osteria Rossa
  • Aperitivo

All tickets purchased for the raffle are tax-deductible and support Opera Grand Rapids mission and performances. To purchase tickets, please contact the Opera Grand Rapids Box Office at 616.451.2741.

The drawing will be held Monday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. You do not need to be present to win.




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Night With The Opera Co-Chairs

Deborah Evett  |  Diane St. Claire