Night With The Opera

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Celebrate Halloween in style as we kick off a fresh new season at Opera Grand Rapids with our annual Night With The Opera gala. Surrounding our season opening performance of Verdi’s Requiem, we’re offering a unique selection of savory Creole cuisine, cocktails, classical-crossover compositions and live entertainment featuring breathtaking acrobatic feats, plus an afterglow party with the stars of Requiem. It’s trick and treat!

Event Schedule

 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.          Pantlind Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Make your way through the mist and moss-laden branches for a cocktail and strolling supper of savory Creole cuisine. Gaze in awe at a breathtaking acrobatic performance while you mingle with the ghosts and ghouls. Open bar available.

7:30 p.m.                      DeVos Performance Hall

Enjoy the dramatic and haunting sounds of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem. Influenced by the traditional Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead, in which mercy is sought on the Day of Judgement, Verdi’s Requiem presents the drama of opera through wonderful symphonic melodies and stellar solo moments. Presented by Opera Grand Rapids and led by internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, Steven Mercurio.

Curtain-11:00 p.m.       Pantlind Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

After the final ringing chord, and under the spell of a waning Hunter’s Moon, return to the Ballroom where you’ll join the stars of Requiem for a complimentary glass of champagne and beignets and bread pudding to close out a bewitching evening. Cash bar available.

Black tie optional. Costumes and/or masks encouraged!

 

Tickets

Night With The Opera Gala with discounted Orchestra ticket for Requiem                                                $215

Night With The Opera Gala (Requiem ticket not included)                                                                            $150

To purchase tickets, call our Box Office at 616.451.2741 or visit our Event Page.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a contribution.

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Menu

Specialty drink: Sazerac

Fresh Rolls and Butter
Black-eyed Pea Hummus and Arugula Pesto with Toasted Pita Points
Gulf Shrimp Shooters with Cocktail Sauce
Creole Crawfish Salad in Cucumber Cup
Carve Creole Rubbed Flank Steak in Cumin Butter
Smoked Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Shrimp and Grits
Vegetarian Jambalaya
Beignets
White Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding
Carmel Apple Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for your generous support.

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VAMPIRE

Irwin Seating Company

J. C. Huizenga

 

GHOUL

Steelcase

 

SKELETON

BDO

Dykema

Northern Trust

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Warner Norcross & Judd

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider sponsorship of A Night With The Opera and enjoy the benefits of demonstrating your support of the arts and culture in West Michigan. Choose from the following levels.

VAMPIRE __________________________________________________________________________________________________ $10,000

• Reserved table for 10 people at A Night With The Opera
• 10 Orchestra Premium tickets to Requiem
• VIP valet parking for A Night With The Opera and Requiem
• Exclusive photo opportunity with the stars of Requiem
• Full-page ad in the Requiem program, exclusive to sponsors (estimated reach: 1,500)
• Vampire sponsor recognition includes:

– On-stage mention at Requiem
– Recognition in the Requiem program (estimated reach: 1,500)
– Verbal announcement + program and signage recognition
– Invitation recognition (800 distributed) if secured by September 1, 2015
– Web/social recognition (5,500+ social media followers)

GHOUL _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ $5,000

• Reserved table for 6 people at A Night With The Opera
• 6 Orchestra Premium tickets to Requiem
• VIP valet parking for A Night With The Opera and Requiem
• Half-page ad in the Requiem program, exclusive to sponsors (estimated reach: 1,500)
• Hoodoo sponsor recognition includes:

– Recognition in the Requiem program (estimated reach: 1,500)
– Verbal announcement + program and signage recognition
– Invitation recognition (800 distributed) if secured by September 1, 2015
– Web/social recognition (5,500+ social media followers)

SKELETON __________________________________________________________________________________________________ $2,500

• 4 tickets to A Night With The Opera
• 4 Orchestra Premium tickets to Requiem
• VIP valet parking for A Night With The Opera and Requiem
• Half-page ad in the Requiem program (estimated reach: 1,500)
• Bravo sponsor recognition includes:

– Recognition in the Requiem program, exclusive to sponsors (estimated reach: 1,500)
– Program and signage recognition
– Web recognition

 

THANK YOU for your generosity, which allows us to continue and enhance the tradition of Opera Grand Rapids. To sponsor Night With The Opera, fill out our Sponsorship Pledge.

 

Night With The Opera Committee

Lisa DeFerrari, Co-Chair
Daniel DeWitt, Co-Chair
Win Irwin, Co-Chair
Cathy Brady
Jill Craig
Deborah Evett
Shaula Johnston
Linda VanDenBrink
Patricia Waring