Opera Affiliates

Opera Affiliates has served as the social and fundraising arm of Opera Grand Rapids for 22 years. OA’s fun events have raised more than $200,000 to support Opera Grand Rapids.

To join Opera Affiliates, contact Joe Kozakiewicz at 616.638.1938 or kozakiewiczj@yahoo.com.


Pre-Opera Dinners

Opera Affiliates makes it easy to enjoy dinner and the opera. Join Opera Grand Rapids Artistic Director Maestro James Meena and other opera fans for an intimate dinner before the opera. Proceeds of each dinner benefit Opera Grand Rapids.

October 13, 2017  |  5:30 PM               Rigoletto
University Club

Drinks begin at 5:00 and dinner will follow. Cash bar available. Dinner includes an Italian themed 3-course dinner with:

  • Caprese salad
  • Saltimbocca chicken
  • Asparagus
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Tiramisu

Buy tickets online or call 616.451.2741 to order.

May 4, 2018  |  5:30 PM               The Marriage of Figaro
University Club

Tickets not yet available.


OA Members

Tom Bandyk
Anne Berquist
Susan Bowers
Vija Bowles
Cathy Brady
John G. and Claire Bryson
Valerie Burhans
Jessa Challa
David Crane
Lisa DeFerrari & Dan DeWitt
Jon and Mary Ann Dewitt
Michael Doherty
Bill & Anita Eerdmans
Paul and Bridget Farr
Bill & Cecile Fehsenfeld
Kate Folkert
Angela Freier
Elizabeth Gansen
Clarice Geels
Joan Gillett
Fran Hall
June Hall
Cassandra Hayes
Donna Hecker
Janet Heindrichs
James Helm
Nathan Hickman
Jerene Hofman-Bodkins
John Hunting
Win & Kyle Irwin
Hon. Donald & Shaula Johnston
John T. Jones
Mary Anne Karmes
Bill & Nella Kennedy
Birgit Klohs
James Kozakiewicz
Joe Kozakiewicz & Jennell Challa
Mary Kroon
Nancy Lubbers
Kenneth Matheson
Maestro James Meena
Phil Mitchell
Dennis and Joni Murphy
Judy Oberholtzer
Thomas  & Jean Stein Pascoe
Sandy and Mike Ponsetto
Alice Porter-Landis
Jennifer Potter
Madelyn Reges
Patricia & Peter Renucci
Suzanne Richards
Ashley Roberts
Milt & Barbara Rohwer
Abraham & Anne Rossi
Alwyn & Chris Rougier-Chapman
Margaret Ryan
Diane St. Claire and Tom Northway
Carl Strodtman
John and Cheryl Tully
Guenter Tusch
Dave and Lorrie Vander Ark
George & Dorothy Van de Woude
Pat Waring
Arlene Warners
Sarah Watson
Gloria Yff