Opera Grand Rapids Presents
Presented at Fountain Street Church
7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 & 14, 2015; 3:00 p.m. Feb. 15, 2015
Presented in English
Benjamin Britten’s music drama presents the famous biblical story of Noah who builds an Ark to save himself and his family from the great flood sent by God as punishment for the sins of mankind. Opera Grand Rapids and soloists of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, joined by local youth arts organizations, will accompany the cast of professional soloists and vocal students participating from numerous area schools. The centerpiece of the music drama will be the procession of the many pairs of costumed animals who enter the Ark in order to be saved from the flood.
Opera Grand Rapids Box Office: 616.451.2741, ext. 3. For more information about this performance, visit the Noah’s Flood page.
“Poetry and again poetry; tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale.” – Giacomo Puccini
Presented at DeVos Performance Hall
7:30 p.m. May 1 & 2, 2015
Presented in Italian with English titles
Bloody, deadly and shocking – Tosca is a powerful story about an unholy bargain between the passionate Floria Tosca and Scarpia, one of opera’s most evil characters who stops at nothing to get his way. Tosca is loved for its lyrical arias and dramatic finale, making it one of Giacomo Puccini’s most famous operas. Tosca will be performed with over 40 chorus singers and will feature the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
Opera Grand Rapids Box Office: 616.451.2741, ext. 3. For more information about this performance, visit the Tosca page.