Events

Here you can find all of Opera Grand Rapids’ upcoming performances and events. New events are added all the time, so be sure to check back regularly!


2019/20 Collegiate Vocal Competition

Collegiate Vocal Competition Final Concert

September 12, 2020
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

The final round judging will take place in a public concert. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite performer to win the Friends of the Opera Award.

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Night With the Opera 2020 - Tokyo

Night With the Opera 2020: Tokyo

September 23, 2020 | 6:00 PM
20 Monroe Live

Timeless, eclectic, and bright… journey to where ancient and contemporary meet as Opera Grand Rapids takes you to modern-day Tokyo, Japan at the illustrious 20 Monroe Live!

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Turandot

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini

September 25 & 26, 2020
DeVos Performance Hall

Puccini’s final opera takes us to mythical China. The princess Turandot has renounced love. She will only marry a prince who can answer her three riddles. Hundreds have tried – all have failed. Until an unknown Prince solves the mystery of Turandot’s riddles, and the secret to her heart. Featuring opera’s most iconic aria “Nessun dorma,” Turandot is a visual, dramatic and musical feast for the senses not to be missed.

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Cosi fan tutte

Cosi fan tutte

by W.A. Mozart

October 23 & 25, 2020
EGRHS Performing Arts Center

In Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte or The School for Lovers, Ferrando and Guglielmo boast to their friend, the cynical bachelor Don Alfonso, that their fiancées, Dorabella and Fiordiligi, are unreproachable in their steadfastness and virtue. What happens next is a comedic masterpiece of disguises and deception gone wrong as Alfonso and the clever maid Despina take the two couples to the School for Lovers.

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Aida

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi

April 30 & May 2, 2021
DeVos Performance Hall

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.

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