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Opera Grand Rapids Announces a new Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze

Opera Grand Rapids is excited to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze.

“We are thrilled to welcome Emilee as our new Executive Director. She will bring experience, enthusiasm, great communication skills, and a fresh air to our organization. We feel very lucky to have found her and look forward to a successful and invigorating season with her at the helm.”         

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Sean Panikkar Profiled on GRMag.com


An Evening with Sean Panikkar
February 7  |  7:30 PM
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Get tickets here.

Sean Panikkar, star of Opera Grand Rapids upcoming Opera Unlimited recital, was recently profiled on GRMag.com. Read the full article below or on GRMag.com.

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OGR Takes Part in MLK Commemorative Celebration

Opera Grand Rapids was delighted to share the stage with some of Grand Rapids finest leaders and keynote speaker, Dr. David Stovall, at the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Hosted by Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College, the program took place at Fountain Street Church on Monday,

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Opera Unlimited: Opera Grand Rapids’ new Diversity and Inclusion Series

The Opera Unlimited Series is a collection of special recitals, events, and educational presentations that are designed to broaden the scope of opera opportunities in our community, support music education, and emphasize diversity and inclusion. This unique series of performances was developed following Opera Grand Rapids’ most recent community diversity collaborations: the presentation of the Spanish language opera,

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Press & Reviews: Opera Grand Rapids’ The Magic Flute in the news

Press for Opera Grand Rapids' production of the magic flute which ran October 26 and 27 in 2018Fresh off the heels of celebrating 50 years, Opera Grand Rapids continues to elevate the vocal arts with its community-supported professional opera productions, creating opportunities for local talent to work alongside star-studded international artists. Productions of Mozart’s final masterpiece The Magic Flute and Verdi’s La Traviata join other outstanding performances and programs to create yet another stunning season of opera in West Michigan.

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