OGR Welcomes Alexandra Galla as Box Office and Community Relations Manager

Alexandra Galla is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Ms. Galla has performed with Opera Grand Rapids as a Chorus member in The Magic Flute and La Traviata, was the winner of the 2017-18 Collegiate Vocal Competition, and has been a part of the Opera Grand Rapids Emerging Artist program.

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Where are you originally from?
Greensboro, NC

Who has inspired you/been your greatest influence professionally? Why?
This would be a difficult question to answer. I have always been inspired by the many teachers I had as a student.

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GREGORY SANIAL From around the world to OGR

Opera Grand Rapids Board Member Spotlight

Where are you originally from?
I was born in Miami, but combination of my father’s military career and my own military career means I moved 24 times.

What do you do for a living?
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Grand Valley State University


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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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