Community Tickets Program

The Community Tickets Program is an initiative in partnership with several local organizations to provide up to 1,100 FREE tickets to community members who have never experienced an opera before. This program is being offered for Opera Grand Rapids’ upcoming productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Aida.

The Pirates of Penzance
October 28, 2022 | 7:30 PM
October 30, 2022 | 2:00 PM

EGR Performing Arts Center

100 tickets available for each performance
Deadline to reserve tickets October 14, 2022

We are ready to sing, dance, and swashbuckle through Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious topsy turvy operetta The Pirates of Penzance. Candy colored seaside fun, pirates preoccupied with moral dilemmas, a loquacious major general, and of course a charming romance will keep you smiling and tapping your feet through this most delightful and tuneful comedy that promises to be fun for the whole family!

May 5, 2023 | 7:30 PM
May 7, 2023 | 2:00 PM

DeVos Performance Hall

450 tickets available for each performance
Deadline to reserve tickets April 21, 2023

Verdi’s towering masterpiece Aida is a tale of patriotism, love and betrayal, set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt. Aida, princess of Ethiopia, is the captive slave of the Egyptian princess Amneris. Both are in love with Radamès, who commands the Egyptian army against the invading Ethiopians. The love triangle turns to ruin when Aida’s father, Amonasro, appeals to his daughter’s love of country to betray Radamès.