Night With The Opera Gala

The 2019 Night with the Opera Gala was a tremendous success! Thank-you to all who joined us for the evening.

Check out highlights from the event below:

Glamorous, mysterious, and yes, seductive. Ca sent le printemps; Spring is in the air!

Opera Grand Rapids is delighted to invite you to join us in celebrating springtime in Paris. While strolling around “Paris” at the Van Andel Institute, enjoy drinks and sample special selections from several local restaurants. Then, enjoy a spell-binding performance of opera arias, art songs, and popular hits by Cuban-born soprano, Elizabeth Caballero.

Along with delicious food and libations, Opera Grand Rapids is thrilled to welcome back crooner Landau Eugene Murphy to once again bookend the evening with his wide-ranging vocal abilities.

Come dance, dine, and delight in Springtime in Paris with Opera Grand Rapids. The corks will be popping!

Van Andel Institute
May 10, 2019
6:00 PM

Tickets: $250/person


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Development Director, Angela Freier, or call 616-451-2741 ext. 6.

Construction Announcement and Parking

In order to ensure your evening at Night with the Opera is the best possible experience, we wanted to make you aware of the following construction and road closures:

Construction Map

“From April 1 through Aug. 30, westbound I-196 will be closed over the Grand River near US-131 for widening and deck replacement. During this time, westbound I-196 will not have access to US-131 and one lane will remain open with access to Fuller, College and Ottawa avenues.

The East Beltline Avenue ramps to I-96 and the Leonard Street ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed throughout the project.”

Please keep these road closures in mind as you plan your arrival to the gala on May 10th.

Complimentary Valet Parking available (Front turn-around of VAI)


David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

Irwin Seating Company

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

Grand Valley State University


Miller Johnson
RDV Corporation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Spectrum Health

Legacy Trust
Priority HR
Lacks Enterprises
McGraw Construction
Mercantile Bank


Amway Grand Plaza

The Chop House

Six One Six

Slows Bar-B-Q

Kitchen 67

Nonna's - The Trattoria

Rowsters Coffee

Love's Ice Cream

Modern Day Collective