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!


Opera Grand Rapids presents Hip Opera

Opera Grand Rapids presents Hip Opera

February 20 and March 8
Meijer Gardens & Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Join us for two unique events fusing hip hop with opera, featuring hip hop and classical dance.

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Explore Opera | Opera is Lit

Opera is Lit

March 14, 2024
CityFlatsHotel

… literature that is!

Did you know that opera had its birth in Greek drama? Join local musicologist Camellia Adams as she explores the relationship between ancient Greek stories and the world of opera. Opera Grand Rapids artists will delight audiences by bringing to life beloved Greek myths and legends!

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Explore Opera | VanderLaan Prize

2024 VanderLaan Prize

March 23, 2024
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Join us as the top ten students from around the nation compete for one of the largest purses available for undergraduates.

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Grand Opera | La Bohème

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

April 19 & 20, 2024
DeVos Performance Hall

Wonder where the story of “Rent” or “Love Story” came from? Puccini’s classic opera has inspired generations with its true-to-life story of Rodolfo and Mimi — star-crossed lovers. With the romantic score and soaring melodies of Puccini, La bohéme is the perfect opera for opera fans and newcomers alike. Spoiler alert: bring tissues.

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Explore Opera | Night with the Opera | Sunset Gala

Night With The Opera: Sunset Gala

April 19, 2024
DeVos Performance Hall

This year’s gala will truly be a Night with the Opera! Find yourself transported to Paris during the Golden Age for our Sunset Gala, while enjoying dinner at DeVos Hall with fellow opera-goers, then take the short walk to your seats for La Bohème. Immediately after the curtain falls, join us in the Rehearsal Hall for our Midnight Gala, and imagine yourself in 1920’s France with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the cast of the show. Plus, enjoy performances from the winners of the VanderLaan Prize and the Betty Van Andel Scholarship, along with live music. Or join us for both events!
Reserve your spots today.

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Explore Opera | Night with the Opera | Midnight Gala

Night With The Opera: Midnight Gala

April 19, 2024
DeVos Performance Hall

This year’s gala will truly be a Night with the Opera! Find yourself transported to Paris during the Golden Age for our Sunset Gala, while enjoying dinner at DeVos Hall with fellow opera-goers, then take the short walk to your seats for La Bohème. Immediately after the curtain falls, join us in the Rehearsal Hall for our Midnight Gala, and imagine yourself in 1920’s France with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the cast of the show. Plus, enjoy performances from the winners of the VanderLaan Prize and the Betty Van Andel Scholarship, along with live music. Or join us for both events!
Reserve your spots today.

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