GVSU Opera Theatre

Established in 1997, GVSU Opera Theatre was founded to provide GVSU students who sing and act an opportunity to work with stage and music directors from the world of professional opera and theatre.


Since 2014, the season has been expanded to include 2 main stage productions per academic year featuring classically based operatic works as well as traditional and new music theatre. 


Students who are active in Opera Theatre throughout their undergraduate education have the opportunity to go to NYC to showcase for professional talent agents and casting directors as an opportunity to transition into the professional performance world after graduation.  For more information about this opportunity, contact Dale Schriemer.

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2016-2017 Season


GVSU Opera Theatre presents

Gianni Schicchi
By Giacomo Puccini
A comic opera sung in English
Opera Theatre 20th Season Alumni Gala Concert


GVSU Opera Theatre updates the story of an ancient greedy Florentine family who entices Schicchi to impersonate a wealthy just-deceased ancestor to rewrite his will, only to be tricked  by Schicchi!  This wickedly funny farce flies by in 50 minutes followed by the best and brightest of GVSU Opera Theatre’s 20 seasons, in a grand celebration.

October 7, 8 . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

October 9  . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

General Admission: $14
Faculty/Staff/Seniors: $12
Students & Alumni: $6

Wealthy Street Theatre
Box Office: (616) 459-4788 ext 131


GVSU Opera Theatre presents

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Stage Direction by Christopher Carter

Artistic Direction by Dale Schriemer

February 3 - 12, 2017


A tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat, Sweeney Todd has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences worldwide.

Winning 8 Tony Awards (Best Musical) Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, is a barber unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge. He returns to London, bent on revenge – a revenge that turns indiscriminately murderous, leading his resourceful accomplice Mrs. Lovett to bake their victims into meat pies!

February 3, 4, 10, & 11 . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

February 5 & 12  . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.



Adults $14.00, Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00, Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Get Tickets:
LAT Box Office: (616) 331-2300

Photos from Dido & Aeneas (fall 2015)

Dido & Aeneas cast

Aeneas bowing

Early Music Ensemble

Photos from Godspell (winter 2016)

Godspell Full Cast

Recent Productions

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Godspell 2012

Dido & Aeneas


The Magic Flute

Urinetown the Musical

Amahl and the Night Visitors

3Penny Opera

The Light in the Piazza

The Boy Who Wouldn't Do His Homework

Into the Woods



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