Opera Grand Rapids Announces 2019-2020 Season

For its 52nd Season of great operatic spectacles, Opera Grand Rapids is excited to bring to West Michigan two stunning performances: Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and Puccini’s Turandot. 

“We are thrilled to bring to life two iconic works for our Grand Rapids audiences for the up-coming season.

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Opera Grand Rapids Announces a new Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze

Opera Grand Rapids is excited to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze.

“We are thrilled to welcome Emilee as our new Executive Director. She will bring experience, enthusiasm, great communication skills, and a fresh air to our organization. We feel very lucky to have found her and look forward to a successful and invigorating season with her at the helm.”         

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Sean Panikkar Profiled on GRMag.com


An Evening with Sean Panikkar
February 7  |  7:30 PM
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Get tickets here.

Sean Panikkar, star of Opera Grand Rapids upcoming Opera Unlimited recital, was recently profiled on GRMag.com. Read the full article below or on GRMag.com.

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OGR Takes Part in MLK Commemorative Celebration

Opera Grand Rapids was delighted to share the stage with some of Grand Rapids finest leaders and keynote speaker, Dr. David Stovall, at the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Hosted by Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College, the program took place at Fountain Street Church on Monday,

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ALEXANDER P. STOFFAN: Surgeon and Opera Lover

Opera Grand Rapids Board Member Spotlight

Where are you originally from?
North Muskegon, Michigan

What do you do for a living?
I’m a surgeon, specializing in general surgery, trauma and surgical ICU.

Hobbies?
I enjoy playing the piano,

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