Garage Sale: Opera Grand Rapids 50 Years of Treasures

The Betty Van Andel Opera Center is packed full of 50 years of memories, costumes, props, and frankly…too much stuff! In order to make a clean start for the next 50 years, we are holding a Garage Sale!

Fabric, costumes, props, furniture, LPs, stacking chairs,

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Production Needs List

As a non-profit organization with the mission to present high-quality, live opera to the community, you can imagine that we might need a few things each season. That’s where you come in!

This is a listing of just some of the materials Opera Grand Rapids needs to utilize each season to bring you the live art-form of opera.

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2018-2019 Season Kick-Off Party at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Friday, September 28, 2018
Betty Van Andel Opera Center
6:00 PM
Tickets $20

Opera Grand Rapids 2018-2019 season kicks off with a party on September 28, providing a chance for opera lovers and newcomers to meet artists they normally only get to see on stage.

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Opera Grand Rapids’ 2018-2019 star-studded season

James Meena conducting

From the Artistic Director: James Meena

Fresh off the heels of celebrating 50 years, Opera Grand Rapids continues to elevate the vocal arts with its community-supported professional opera productions, creating opportunities for local talent to work alongside star-studded international artists.

Productions of Mozart’s final masterpiece The Magic Flute and Verdi’s La Traviata join other outstanding performances and programs to create yet another stunning season of opera in West Michigan.

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Madelaine Lane: Mixing Law and Vocal Arts

Opera Grand Rapids Board Member Spotlight

Meet Madelaine Lane, Opera Grand Rapids’ newest Board of Trustees member – Attorney, Partner, at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and professional opera artist whose roots run deep in the Grand Rapids opera community.

Where are you originally from?: Grand Rapids,

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