Community Outreach

We believe that opera should be accessible to everyone. As an integral part of our mission to foster and fulfill demand for live opera in West Michigan, Opera Grand Rapids offers an array of outreach programs for the community.






Opera in the Community

Outreach experiences include site-specific performances throughout our community. Community performances in the 2017-2018 Season to be announced soon.


Behind the Curtain

Opera Grand Rapids Behind the Curtain program offers an entertaining exploration of the opera for clubs, groups and organizations. Broaden your knowledge of the art form with an insightful journey into its composition history, political and cultural reception, as well as what goes into producing an opera and much more! As part of our Behind the Curtain presentation, we also offer live performances tailored for your large or intimate group. Learn about the program here.


Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists

Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artists program provides performance and outreach opportunities for young artists breaking into the opera field. Opportunities include community outreach and education initiatives, site-specific performances, as well as the ability to perform in the company’s main and second stage productions. Learn more about the program here.


Complimentary Tickets Program

Opera Grand Rapids provides local charity and community involvement organizations with complimentary tickets to the opera for the community members that they serve. The program provides an opportunity for underserved groups to attend the opera at no cost to them. Previous participants include Gilda’s Club, The Literacy Center, Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, Dwelling Place, and many others. Learn more about the program here.