Children’s Opera

The 2022 Children’s Opera for children ages 5–11 will take place June 10–17 at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center.

Registration for the 2022 Children’s Opera is now closed.  If you would like to be notified about next year’s program, fill out THIS FORM.

Opera

This year’s opera is Sing Me Home about an arctic journey inspired by an Inuit legend.  Bill and Hollis Bokhout will facilitate this camp; read more about them HERE.  They will be assisted by eight other children’s education specialists who will aid your children in building the set, crafting costumes, wearing stage make-up, learning music and choreography, and practicing healthy vocal technique.

Location

Betty Van Andel Opera Center
1320 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Schedule

  • Friday, June 10
    • 8:30–8:50 am drop-off
    • 9:00 am start
    • 12:00 pm lunch (must provide lunch for your child)
    • 3:00 pm pick-up
  • Monday, June 13–Thursday, June 16
    • 8:30–8:50 am drop-off
    • 9:00 am start
    • 12:00 pm pick-up for 5-year-olds
    • 12:00 pm lunch for all others (must provide lunch for your child)
    • 3:00 pm pick-up for all others
  • Friday, June 17
    • 8:30–8:50 am drop-off
    • 9:00 am start
    • 12:00 pm lunch (pizza party provided by OGR)
    • 1:00 pm pick-up for 5-year-olds
    • 3:00 pm pick-up for all others
    • Rest at home before the performance
    • 6:00 pm drop-off
    • 7:00–8:00 pm performance open to public

Please note that you must provide lunch for your child five of six days of the camp.

This program is offered completely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Steelcase Foundation.  Please fill out the registration form linked at the top to confirm your child’s place in this program of 30–50 children.  We look forward to hosting your child at Opera Grand Rapids.