OPERAtunity, a collaboration between St. Cecilia Music Center and Opera Grand Rapids, gives middle school and high school groups, individuals and homeschool families a behind-the-scenes snapshot of themes and characters, drama and music of each opera.  

June 12, 2019 
by G. Verdi

The heartbreaking true story of Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis became the classic novella that inspired the films CamillePretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. The great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi retells her story in one of the greatest operas of all time. Opera Grand Rapids’ production in the elegant setting of St. Cecilia Music Center stars Metropolitan Opera star soprano Sarah Joy Miller. Sarah Joy is joined by one of the most exciting new vocal talents to emerge on the international stage, Tenor Zach Borichevsky as Alfredo, and Opera Grand Rapids favorite Mark Rucker as his father, Germont.

6:00PM | Opera Talk with a guest speaker from the production
6:30PM |  Pizza Dinner
7:30PM |  Performance in Royce Auditorium at St. Cecilia Music Center

OPERAtunity is $5 per person and includes opera talk, dinner and dress rehearsal performance.