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Why we need more people of color represented 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.

People of color have a substantial tradition of building the opera in America,

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Showmance: Finding love on the opera stage

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.

In the industry, they call this phenomenon a “showmance.” It’s such an established idea that performers who become infatuated during a show are often skeptical of their own feelings.

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Remembering trailblazing opera singer Catherine Barrow-Williams

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.

Catherine Barrow-Williams, Opera Grand Rapids first African American opera singer, established herself during a time of unprecedented racial tension.

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Haworth CEO Franco Bianchi on opera as an immersive experience

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.

 

 

Haworth President and CEO Franco Bianchi reflects on why he loves and supports the art form.

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The Evolution of Opera Storytelling

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.

An openness to new experiences among the young, emerging economic models,

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