Don’t Miss Opera Grand Rapids’ Garage Sale

The Betty Van Andel Opera Center is packed full of 50 years of memories, costumes, props, and frankly…too much stuff! In order to make a clean start for the next 50 years, we are holding a Garage Sale!

Fabric, costumes, props, furniture, LPs, stacking chairs, tableware, silk flowers, binders, opera memorabilia, and so much more!

All proceeds from the Garage Sale will go to purchase needed materials for the Opera Center and support the coming season’s productions and programs.

Thursday September 13th 4PM – 7PM
Friday September 14th 8AM – 7PM
Saturday September 15th 8AM – 2PM

The Betty Van Andel Opera Center
1320 East Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

2018 – 2019 Season Kick Off Party

Friday, September 28, 2018

Come celebrate the kick-off of the 2018-2019 Season with heavy hors d’oeuveres, cash-bar, and fabulous vocal entertainment by talented local singers performing your favorite arias and show tunes. Spin the “Aria Carnival Wheel” or take a chance in our Silent Auction while you mingle with other members of the Opera Grand Rapids family. Call the Opera Grand Rapids to arrange for a ticket, 616-451-2741 ext 106.

Betty Van Andel Opera Center
6:00 PM
Tickets $20

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2018

Opera Grand Rapids’ love affair with the prodigy from Salzburg continues with his final beloved masterpiece, The Magic Flute. Performed in English, this magical allegorical tale of equality between all men and women has enchanted audiences since its premiere more than two hundred years ago. OGR’s production stars acclaimed artists John Viscardi as the comic Papageno and Jana McIntyre as the star-blazing Queen of the Night, with the Opera Grand Rapids chorus and the Grand Rapids Symphony under the baton of Artistic Director Maestro James Meena.

DeVos Performance Hall
7:30 PM
Tickets from $26, Student tickets $5

Collegiate Vocal Competition Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Opera Grand Rapids 2018-2019 Season Collegiate Vocal Competition will be held the weekend of March 30-31, 2019 at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center. College students will have the opportunity to compete in one of two divisions –  judged by a panel of college music professors – for a chance to sing in the Final Round Concert and receive cash prizes.

Betty Van Andel Opera Center
7:00 PM
Admission is free and open to the public

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15, 2019

The heartbreaking true story of Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis became the classic novella that inspired the films Camille, Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. The great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi retells her story in one of the greatest operas of all time. Opera Grand Rapids’ production in the elegant setting of St. Cecilia Music Center stars Metropolitan Opera star soprano Elizabeth Caballero. Elizabeth is joined by “one of the most exciting new vocal talents to emerge on the international stage,” Tenor Zach Borichevsky as Alfredo, and OGR favorite Mark Rucker as his father, Germont.

St. Cecilia Music Center
7:30 PM
Tickets from $26, Student tickets $5

Tickets for the 2018-2019 season are available through Opera Grand Rapids Box Office, (616) 451-2741 or 1320 East Fulton Street. For additional details on Opera Grand Rapids’ 2018-19 season, visit