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How to makeup the truth on the face of each opera character

This story is part of a series of 50 stories we are releasing to commemorate 50 years of opera in West Michigan. Browse more stories and follow our journey throughout the season.

 

 

“They can be as crazy as they want backstage,

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Opera, Jazz, Musical Theater: The Many Hats of Duane Davis

This story is part of a series of 50 stories we are releasing to commemorate 50 years of opera in West Michigan. Browse more stories and follow our journey throughout the season.

Former Opera Grand Rapids Chorus Master Duane Davis’ love of music helped him cultivate a deep expertise,

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An opera lover’s visual memory book

This story is part of a series of 50 stories we are releasing to commemorate 50 years of opera in West Michigan. Browse more stories and follow our journey throughout the season.

 

 

Opera lovers Dave and Lorrie VanderArk take you on a visual tour through the many opera productions they have patronized through the years.

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Celebrating women in opera

This story is part of a series of 50 stories we are releasing to commemorate 50 years of opera in West Michigan. Browse more stories and follow our journey throughout the season.

Today, women and opera have largely made their peace, but remnants of opera’s male-dominated history persist.

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Growing Grand Rapids through the arts

This story is part of a series of 50 stories we are releasing to commemorate 50 years of opera in West Michigan. Browse more stories and follow our journey throughout the season.

“[All regions] are fighting for the same things, business and talent.

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