Special Events 2018-19

Season Premiere Preview Party
Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids History Center
800 Second Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Please join us for a season premiere preview cocktail party featuring performances from The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius, The Threepenny Opera, and The Desert Song, and a discussion with the composers of the original commission. The stained glass window, designed by Grant Wood, will serve as the backdrop for our performers: Wesley Frye, tenor; Benjamin Kawsky, tenor; Jessica Pray Patel, soprano; Chad Sonka, baritone, and Tony Nickle, pianist.The event takes place in the beautiful Douglas Mansion, newly renovated home of The History Center.

Tickets, $25/person online through Booktix, or at the door

In collaboration with CRMA
Grant Wood Birthday Bash
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Celebrate the 128th birthday of Grant Wood and get a sneak peek of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre April 2019 Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius commission.

This event is free and open to the public.
More details coming soon!

In collaboration with CRMA
Canvas and Composers
March, 2019
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

An evening of insights and inspiration in this lively discussion with the CRMA staff and composers of the CR Opera Theatre Grant Wood Operas commission.

Free and open to the public.

Turner Alley Tours
April 6, 2019
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
CRMA's opening day of tours of the historic 5 Turner Alley (Grant Wood's studio and living quarters). At the end of your tour get the special treat of hearing CR Opera Theatre singers perform pieces from the CR Opera Theatre Grant Wood Operas commission.

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