As a part of the 2014 Summer Arts Festival, Blue Lake’s Opera Department, under the artistic leadership of Dr. James Niblock, will present Engelbert Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel for the camp community. First performed in Weimar, Germany in 1893, this well loved fairy tale opera will serve as an introduction to opera as a synthesis of the arts for our campers. Select seats are reserved for public: For Opera ticket information, call (231) 894-1966 ext. 207.

Throughout the Summer Arts Festival, Blue Lake offers more than 175 performances to our public and camper audiences with select concerts broadcast live on Blue Lake Public Radio – WBLV 90.3 (Muskegon, MI), and WBLU 88.9 (Grand Rapids, MI), and online at bluelake.org. For a complete schedule of public events, call 800-221-3796 or visit bluelake.org.


June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8
Hansel and Gretel
Blue Lake Opera Department

June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10
Blue Lake Festival Band

July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16
Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

July 22
Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Alumni Choir, and soloists perform at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium as a part of Experience Blue Lake!

August 2
Blue Lake Alumni Day
Festival Chorus and Orchestra, with soloists, the Alumni Choir, and International Choir perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

August 8, 9
The “Blue Lake Monster”
Blue Lake Faculty Big Band

August 16
2014 Season Finale

Hansel and Gretel, acrylic, by Marie Ruggiero, part of a triptych located in the lobby of Blue Lake’s Miller Theater, artwork commissioned by Dr. James and Mrs. Helen Niblock