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Arte Poesia Musica

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 PM

Come experience Arte Poesia Musica, a unique celebration of local Latinx artists through song, dance, and visual art in Opera Grand Rapids’ Opera Unlimited Series.

Begin this multi-sensory evening at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center by exploring an art display from local Grand Rapids artists who will be on-hand to answer questions and share more insight about their work and lives.

Then be transported by Afro-Caribbean traditional drumming and dancing (Afro Gaga) alongside Opera Grand Rapids’ Emerging artists performing traditional Spanish language songs, Zarzuela, and culturally significant opera selections in a collaborative performance unlike any other. 

Join us for this eclectic evening that showcases artistic diversity and demonstrates the shared human condition through art, poetry, and music.

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

Tickets $30
Buy tickets at ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office: 616.451.2741

Preferred Table Seating Special $200
Enjoy a private seated table for 4 people. Preferred tables receive Bar Service directly to your table and prime viewing to one of Grand Rapids most unique arts exhibitions. Limited quantity of tables available. Preferred Seating tickets available by calling the Box Office: 616.451.2741

OPERA PERFORMANCE

The Mikado
Gilbert & Sullivan

Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30 PM

G&S’s beloved satire on Imperial British politics and institutions comes to life on the intimate stage of St. Cecilia Music Center. The poor wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo is in love with the lovely Yum-Yum, the ward of the Lord High Executioner, who has designs on her himself. The town swirls with satirical chaos when the Emperor (The Mikado) reveals that if no one is executed in the town it will be reduced in stature to a village. Heads will comically roll in this Topsy-Turvey world.

St. Cecilia Music Center
Royce Auditorium
24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tickets from $57
Student Tickets $5
Group Ticket discounts available


VOCAL & PIANO PERFORMANCE

A Cabaret Unleashed: An Evening with Chrissy Amon & Robert Byrens

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 PM

Grand Rapids artists Chrissy Amon and Robert Byrens will present an evening of cabaret favorites—including some surprises! These collaborators first became acquainted when Chrissy studied with Robert as a GVSU music student in 2005. Since then, Chrissy has mostly performed on opera stages across the USA but has always had an affinity for Broadway and cabaret music. Her work as a singing actor propelled her twice to the finals of the international Lotte Lenya competition hosted by the Kurt Weill Foundation in New York. After her return to the Grand Rapids area, she and Robert partnered as spirited collaborators, presenting concerts throughout our community. Since most opera patrons would recognize Robert as the most masterful of classical musicians (and 25-year rehearsal pianist for Opera Grand Rapids), it will be a treat to hear him unleashed! He was, after all, the star of his high school rock band. Do not miss this collaboration between two of our local gifted artists!

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

Tickets $30
Available by contacting the Box Office: 616.451.2741


EVENT

Christmas Caroling

Friday, December 20, 2019

Check back for more details.

Downtown Grand Rapids


EVENT

The Roaring 2020 New Year’s Eve Party

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
9:00 PM

Join us as we ring in the 20’s!

New for the 2019-20 Season, Opera Grand Rapids is excited to host Roaring 2020, the biggest and most chic New Year’s Eve party to attend this year! Step back in time in this 1920’s themed party while you bring in the year ’20. Enjoy a delicious spread from local restaurants along with complimentary beer, wine, and signature 1920’s themed cocktails! Costumes highly encouraged. Come celebrate the New Year with Opera Grand Rapids! Learn more here.

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

Tickets $100
Available by contacting the Box Office: 616.451.2741