Opera Grand Rapids has announced its schedule for the 2019-20 season.
The opera’s 52nd season will feature performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” Puccini’s “Turandot” and the Opera Unlimited Series.
“By pairing Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved satire, ‘The Mikado,’ with Puccini’s final opera, ‘Turandot,’ Opera Grand Rapids offers two truly contrasting stories, continuing the company’s long-standing reputation for providing unique musical experiences to the community,” said James Meena, artistic director, Opera Grand Rapids.
The 2019- 20 season will begin with a performance of “The Mikado” on Nov. 1-2 at St. Cecilia Music Center, set in fictional imperial Japan.
Opera Grand Rapids will present a performance of Puccini’s “Turandot” on May 1-2, 2020, which will be set in mythical China at the DeVos Performance Hall. The opera will perform alongside soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, who will make her debut performing as Turandot.
During the season, Opera Grand Rapids will again present its Opera Unlimited Series, which is a collection of performances and events focused on diversity and inclusion, music education and community engagement.
The performances in the Opera Unlimited Series will be released at a later date.
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