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!


Spring 2021 Chamber Opera Series. Second Nature by Matthew Aucoin

Second Nature

by Matthew Aucoin

April 30 & May 2, 2021
The Pavilion at Millennium Park

Second Nature imagines our planet a hundred years from now. Climate change has wreaked havoc worldwide, and humans have had to seal themselves in an artificial habitat to escape. But two children’s curiosity leads them back out into nature in hopes of finding a world that is worth saving.

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Gala en Rouge

Gala en Rouge

May 15, 2021
Location TBA

Experience elegance and glamour in an unexpected time and place. Guests dressed all in red will indulge in delectable food and drink while being enchanted by the sounds of one of Chicago’s best bands, Brass from the Past.

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Turandot

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini

SPRING 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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Aida

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi

2022-23 SEASON
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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