Upcoming Performances & Events

Contemporary Opera | The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by Ricky Ian Gordon

February 9 & 10, 2024
Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Based on Jean-Claude van Itallie’s play after the Buddhist teachings of the same name, The Tibetan Book of The Dead leads us through the stages we experience after death and our transition into the next life. Written for his life partner, this amazing and moving piece launched the extraordinary career of one of America’s premiere composers. A performance not to be missed.

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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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