An Evening with Sean Panikkar

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hailed by Opera News as a performer who “employs [his voice] with maximum dramatic versatility,” American tenor of Sri Lankan Heritage, Sean Panikkar, has graced stages in both the United States and Europe. Following his riveting performance as a member of opera cross-over sensation, Forte, at Opera Grand Rapids’ 50th Anniversary Night with the Opera gala, Sean will be returning to Grand Rapids to perform a solo selection accompanied by world-renowned pianist Rohan de Silva.

Betty Van Andel Opera Center

1320 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
7:30 PM

Tickets $25
Student Tickets $5
Group Ticket discounts available

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 for a chance to sing in the Final Round Concert and receive cash prizes.

Betty Van Andel Opera Center

1320 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
7:00 PM

Admission is free and open to the public

Opera Performance – La Traviata
Music 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, La Traviata. 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 Opera Grand Rapids favorite Mark Rucker as his father, Germont.

St. Cecilia Music Center
Royce Auditorium
24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
7:30 PM

Tickets from $55
Student Tickets $5
Group Ticket discounts available

Night with the Opera Gala

Ca sent le printemps; Spring is in the air!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Opera Grand Rapids is delighted to invite you to join us in celebrating springtime in Paris. While strolling around “Paris” at the Van Andel Institute, enjoy drinks and sample special selections from several local restaurants. Then, enjoy a spell-binding performance of opera arias, art songs, and popular hits by Cuban- born soprano, Elizabeth Caballero, the lead of Opera Grand Rapids’ Spring production, La Traviata. Along with delicious food and libations, Opera Grand Rapids is thrilled to welcome back crooner, Landau Eugene Murphy, to once again bookend the evening with his wide-ranging vocal abilities.

Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
6:00 PM
Attire: Parisian Inspired Cocktail