Registration for fall 2022 OPERAtunity is now closed.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
Featuring artists of The Pirates of Penzance
Free of charge

Middle school through high school students (grades 6–12) get the unique educational OPERAtunity to meet opera singers, conductors, or directors for an insider’s guide to the magic of opera.

OPERAtunity begins with a presentation and discussion from an Opera Grand Rapids artist, followed by a small snack time. Students will then make their way to the performance hall to enjoy the final dress rehearsal. We recommend that attendees eat dinner beforehand.


  • 5:30–5:45:  Registration
    • Please note:  You will not be able to enter the building before 5:30 pm.  All attendees must be seated by 5:45 pm.
  • 5:45–6:30:  Presentation from Drake Dantzler, who plays Frederic in our Pirates production
  • 6:30–7:00:  Snack time provided by OGR, use the restroom before the performance
  • 7:00:  Watch the final Pirates dress rehearsal
    • 8:00:  Estimated Act I end time, if you wish to watch only the first half
    • 9:15:  Estimated Act II end time, if you wish to watch the entire show