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Queen of the Night at ArtPrize

ArtPrize 10 brings opera to life again this year. Here are 10 opera-themed exhibits to include in your ArtPrize tour before you attend the Opera Grand Rapids Season Kick-Off Party on September 28. Most notable is a nod to our premiere opera this fall, Mozart ‘s The Magic Flute.  

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Mozart’s The Magic Flute: A Masonic Opera

Mozart - the magic flute - a masonic opera narrated by Maestro James Meena Mozart’s The Magic Flute is universally recognized as being a masterpiece among masterpieces. This opera is an allegorical tale, not a fairy tale, and uses symbols to express truths about the human spirit. The overarching theme is: Harmony in human society can only be realized by the perfect union of man and woman,

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Taste buds: Meet Love’s new flavor in honor of Rigoletto.

Stop whatever you’re doing and go try Love’s Ice Cream’s new, limited-time-only flavor in honor of Rigoletto.

Opera Grand Rapids and Love’s Ice Cream have collaborated to release a new small-batch ice cream flavor in celebration of Opera Grand Rapids’ upcoming production of Rigoletto this weekend.

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Opera from the orchestra pit

When most people think of opera, they think of the singers on the stage. However, in an opera, the orchestra plays an equally important role. Grand Rapids Symphony musicians Barbara Corbató, Assistant Principal Viola, and Alexander Miller, Assistant Principal Oboe, understand this well.

“The orchestra and voices on stage are so dependent on each other.

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Figaro gets his own ice cream flavor

Opera Grand Rapids teams up with Love’s Ice Cream (yet again) to unveil a new ice cream flavor in celebration of Opera Grand Rapids’ upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.

Inspired by The Barber of Seville’s title character–the ever-wacky,

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