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“Abduction from the Seraglio” by Opera Grand Rapids March 7 & 8th

Opera Grand Rapids

Conducted by Robert Lyall
Directed by James Marvel

A darkly comedic Mozart masterpiece filled with opera’s most challenging and lyric arias.

Mozart’s first singspiel opera gracefully mingles tragedy and comedy. A combination of dialogue and arias craft the heartbreaking journey of the heroine Constanza. Abducted into a harem, she awaits rescue from her lover Belmonte. As he schemes to steal her back from the evil Osmin.

Sung in German with English dialogue, The Abduction from the Seraglio will be presented in an intimate venue, allowing for an unusually close-up grand opera experience. For this reason seating is limited!

7:30pm, March 7 & 8, 2014

East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
Presented in German with English titlesTickets start at $21 each
Student & Senior (70+) Rush tickets are 50% off at the door with I.D.

Tickets Available through Ticketmaster
Or by calling 616.451.2741 ext. 2 (M-F, 9a – 4p)

More information can be found on Opera Grand Rapids’ website.

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This Week: “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Opera Grand Rapids!

A Streetcar Named Desire

This week at Opera Grand Rapids

Nov. 1 and 2 at Opera Grand Rapids

A classic of American theater and cinema is now a powerful work of musical theater! Sung in English with English titles. Featuring a national cast, and the music of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

By André Previn
Conducted by Robert Lyall
Directed by Brad Dalton

Performance Dates and Times:

7:30pm, Nov. 1 & 2, 2013
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe NW

Tickets start at $21.
Students/Seniors rush tickets day of show 50% off.

More information can be found at: opergr.com

Opera Grand Rapids

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“Samson and Delilah” at Grand Rapids Opera Nov. 2 & 3

From the Opera Grand Rapids website:

Samson + Delilah

by Camille Saint-Saëns
7:30pm, November 2 & 3, 2012 – DeVos Performance Hall

A grand opera of Biblical proportions, this lyric representation of an Old Testament story will leave you breathless. Join Opera Grand Rapids for this rare French masterpiece and see whether or not Samson can thwart Delilah’s attempts at seduction and retain the power to topple the Temple.

Making its debut in Grand Rapids, Samson + Delilah features an acclaimed national cast, a regional chorus of more than 60, and the music of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.

• Sung in French with English titles.
• Conducted and directed by Maestro Robert Lyall.

• Tickets from $21 – $98 each.
• Student tickets 50% off day of show with I.D.
• Group discounts available.
• Tickets include pre-performance talk at 6:30 pm.

Opera Grand Rapids Box Office
616.451.2741 ext. 2

Mon.- Fri., 9 am – 4 pm
the Betty Van Andel Opera Center
1320 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503,

Guest Artist
Visiting Artist                   Visiting Artist                     Visiting Artist
Stacey Rishoi                  Phillip Webb                       Mark Rucker
as Delilah                          as Samson                        as the High Priest

Conducted and Directed by Robert Lyall
Featuring the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus
and the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra


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Il Trovatore at Opera Grand Rapids October 28th and 29th

Opera Grand Rapids present s Verdi’s Il Trovatore this weekend, October 28 & 29th, at DeVos Hall at 7:30 PM

From the Opera Grand Rapids website:    Il Trovatore

Experience the kind of melodic and suspenseful drama only opera can deliver! A witch burned at the stake, a doomed love triangle, counts and dungeons abound in this tale of the gypsy hag’s lifetime quest for revenge. Lavish melodies like the famous “Anvil Chorus,” and powerhouse arias that stretch the limits of the human voice make this Verdi masterpiece a must see.

For more information on the opera (including an audio guide by Maestro Robert Lyall,) go to www.operagr.com

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“The Barber of Seville” at OGR Opens April 29

by Gioachino Rossini

April 29 & 30, 2011 – 7:30pm, DeVos Hall
Sung in Italian with English translations

In what is probably the most beloved comedy in all of opera, pure silliness and hilarious situations abound, clothed in the brilliance of bel canto opera at its best! With the assistance of Seville’s famous barber, Figaro, the lovely Rosina tries to avoid the marriage intentions of her withered old guardian, Dr. Bartolo. She much prefers her handsome young suitor instead, who just happens to be Count Almaviva in disguise! With a zany plot full of mayhem, mistaken identities and madcap fun, matters of the heart come to a beautifully comic conclusion that will leave you laughing long after the final curtain comes down.

For more information see the Opera Grand Rapids’ web site

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