Performances & 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!


Explore Opera | Season Kick Off

2021/22 Season Kick Off

August 19, 2021
Fulton Street Farmers Market

Opera Grand Rapids is excited to announce our 2021/22 Season Kick-Off Party! Join us August 19 in the courtyard of the Fulton Street Farmers Market for an ice cream social, with musical performances including selections from both Don Giovanni and Turandot as well as songs from the golden age of musical theater.

Enjoy drinks at the cash bar and free ice cream from the Furniture City Creamery Vintage Ice Cream truck.

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Explore Opera | Arte, Poesia, Musica

Arte, Poesia, Musica

September 17, 2021
Calder Plaza | Festival of the Arts Performance +

A celebration of Latin artists through Visual Art (Arte), Spoken Word (Poesia) Music and Dance (Musica). Your multi-sensory experience will take at Calder Plaza, in collaboration with Festival of the Arts Performance +. Be transported by traditional Latin music by Opera Grand Rapids artists, along with original poets, and traditional dance performances. OGR is proud to collaborate with our creative Latin community, and to share this remarkable experience with you.

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Opera Week

Opera Week 2021

October 17-24, 2021
Various Locations

Details to be announced.

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Grand Opera | Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

by W.A. Mozart

October 22 & 24, 2021
DeVos Performance Hall

The final day in the life of Don Juan, the infamous murderer and callous seducer of women, performed in Opera Grand Rapid’s original production of Mozart’s Prague masterpiece.

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Explore Opera | Trick or Treating @ The Betty

Trick or Treating @ The Betty

October 29, 2021
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Details to be announced.

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Explore Opera | Holiday Cabaret with Robert Byrens

Holiday Cabaret with Robert Byrens

December 9, 2021
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

A special holiday concert with pianist Robert Byrens.

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New Year's Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2021
TBA

Ring in the New Year with Opera Grand Rapids! Details to be announced.

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Contemporary Opera | Stinney: An American Execution

Stinney: An American Execution

by Frances Pollock | Libretto by Tia Price

February 25 & 27, 2022
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

In 1944, George Stinney Jr. was executed at the age of 14. Wrongfully accused of the rape and murder of two white girls, George became the youngest person legally executed in America. Stinney: An American Execution spotlights the agony of this injustice as it reminds us of our aspirations for an enlightened society.

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Explore Opera | Opera is Lit

Opera is Lit

March 24, 2022
TBA

Details to be announced.

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VanderLaan Prize

VanderLaan Prize

April 2, 2022
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Opera Grand Rapids’ National collegiate vocal competition, recently renamed in honor of Karl & Jean VanderLaan.

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Turandot

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini

April 22 & 23, 2022
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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Night With The Opera

Night With The Opera

May 20, 2022
20 Monroe Live

Opera Grand Rapids’ annual fundraising gala. Details to be announced.

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