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!
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The Pirates of Penzance
by Gilbert & Sullivan
October 28 & 30 2022
EGR Performing Arts Center
We are ready to sing, dance, and swashbuckle through Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious topsy turvy operetta The Pirates of Penzance. Candy colored seaside fun, pirates preoccupied with moral dilemmas, a loquacious major general, and of course a charming romance will keep you smiling and tapping your feet through this most delightful and tuneful comedy that promises to be fun for the whole family!
The Last American Hammer
by Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi
February 17 & 19, 2023
Irwin Seating Company
Milcom Negley, a one-man militia, rages against the tyranny of federal overreach. A conspiracy theorist, Milcom believes an obscure, would-be Thirteenth amendment negates the authority of our government. The only major source of employment in town—a hammer manufacturer—has shuttered, and Milcom is armed with “the last American hammer” to roll off the plant’s line. He is hunkered down in a rural museum with curator Tink Enraught and FBI Agent Reyes.
Opera is Lit
March 23, 2023
Betty Van Andel Opera Center
… literature, that is!
Local musicologist Camellia Adams curates an event of song and story on the theme of beloved English novelist Jane Austen. Opera Grand Rapids artists will explore music from her personal collection and popular music during her lifetime.
by Giuseppe Verdi
May 5 & 7, 2023
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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