Overview

Opera Clubs, Overture to Opera, Community Events

Learn about opera from those who love it!

Attending a performance by Michigan Opera Theatre can be a transformative experience, and whetting your appetite at Opera Clubs and Overture to Operas in your community is a sure way to make your experience unforgettable. Opera Clubs (private) and Overtures (public) are one-hour performances in your community, followed by a gathering with light refreshments. Programs showcase the operas seen onstage that season at MOT, provide guests with history on the operas and productions, and are a way for opera enthusiasts old and new to meet and talk about opera. Opera Clubs & Overtures are part of MOT’s cultural service to its community, and an integral part of its mission to increase the impact and sustainability of opera in Michigan.

For more information, please contact:

Colin Knapp, Manager of Donor Engagement
cknapp@motopera.org

 

Sunday, October 7 • 3:00 p.m.
Overture to Opera: Livonia
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
30650 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Learn about Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2018-19 season celebrating masterworks of literature turned opera at Livonia’s 2018 Overture to Opera! Artists from Michigan Opera Theatre will perform works that highlight the MOT season which includes Eugene Onegin, The Barber of Seville, Candide, Hansel and Gretel, andThe Grapes of Wrath. Hosted by MOT Ambassador Marilyn Grable.

Free & Open to the Public

 

Monday, October 8 • 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Overture to Opera: The Schvitz
8295 Oakland Ave, Detroit, MI 48211

Join Michigan Opera Theatre at The Schvitz for an evening of opera, great food, camaraderie, and Our/Detroit Vodka as we explore Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The Schvitz is Detroit’s original urban health club and the only historic bath house left in the city. A storied landmark and cultural institution for nearly 100 years, this old-world oasis still offers the very best in ancient heat therapies and holistic healing.

Performance by special guest artists at 7:30 p.m.
$35 per person at the door

 

Friday, October 12 • 12:00
Lunch, Learn & Listen
Comerica Bank, Livonia Center

A lunch and learn with performances by MOT Studio Artists at Comerica Bank’s Livonia Center. Donated MOT Tickets will be auctioned off to support the United Way.

 

Wednesday, October 10 • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Overture to Opera – SOLD OUT
Cranbrook House
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

 Join us in celebrating 100 years of Leonard Bernstein, the centennial of the Cranbrook House Library, and Michigan Opera Theatre’s upcoming season of literary masterworks turned opera with a performance by MOT Studio Artists!

MOT Board & Trustee Members Special Price: $35 per person ($40 for General Public) SOLD OUT

Advance registration is required by Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:00pm as seating is limited. Please call 248.645.3149 for registration and more info.

 

Wednesday, October 17  • 12:30 p.m.
Page to Stage
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp

Join us for a lunch-time presentation featuring live performances by artists from Michigan Opera Theatre and learn about MOT’s upcoming season of literary masterworks turned opera. Hosted by MOT Ambassador Bradley Wakefield.

Free & Open to the Public

 

Wednesday, November 7 • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
An Operatic Happy Hour
WeWork, Mechant’s Row on Woodward

Join us for an operatic happy hour with Michigan Opera Theatre. Enjoy beer, wine, and snacks, operatic hits performed by artists from Michigan Opera Theatre Studio, and learn a bit about MOT’s 2018-19 season of literary masterworks turned opera!

Open to the public with RSVP here.

 

Wednesday, February 6 • 12:30 p.m.
Page to Stage
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp

Join us for a lunch-time presentation featuring live performances by artists from Michigan Opera Theatre and learn about MOT’s spring season of literary masterworks turned opera.