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Reviews: Sweeney Todd

More about this production. Margaret Winters – Grosse Pointe It was a great production – strong singing and fine acting. As someone who loves both opera and musical theatre, I am hard pressed to categorize “Sweeney Todd” – I saw it on Broadway when it was first performed and have seen it elsewhere as well. …

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The Barbershop Quintet: Five Ways to Celebrate Sweeney Todd!

Sweeney Todd opens Saturday, Nov. 16, and we are thrilled to partner with several area organizations to create an extra special experience to celebrate the Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Learn about our “Barbershop Quintet” below! Off-Site Specials     This special cocktail features Rodney Strong Cabernet, Remy Martin VSOP, Cointrea, Amaretto and Angostura Bitters. …

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MOT Looking for a Director of Operations and Patron Experiences

Michigan Opera Theatre is hiring a Director of Operations and Patron Experiences! The role’s primary function is to ensure an exceptional patron experience for every guest who enters the Detroit Opera House. This position manages a comprehensive set of responsibilities to achieve this goal including, but not limited to, creating and coordinating a team strategy …

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The Nutcracker by the Numbers

Featuring timeless dances, magnificent costumes, beautiful sets and plenty of magic, BalletMet’s The Nutcracker takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. But it requires a great deal of time, effort—and pointe shoes (read on for the total number used throughout the show) to get the production from start to finish. Ever wondered how …

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Opera v. Musical Theater: The Case for Sweeney Todd

One way to make opera-lovers cringe is to tell them that The Phantom of the Opera is their favorite opera. The show features a classical singing style, a dramatic plot and even has “opera” in its name. But Andrew Lloyd Weber’s long-running favorite is, in fact, considered a musical. Sweeney Todd is also considered a …

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Gordon Simmons – Trumpet

At 72, trumpet player Gordon Simmons has the honor of being the oldest member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. He is also one of the orchestra’s longest-serving members, embarking on his 40th season with MOT this fall. One of Gordon’s favorite things about being in the orchestra is performing with his colleagues, especially during …

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Reviews: The Joffrey Ballet

What a delight! I attended my first ever ballet yesterday evening and it just happened to be the Joffrey ballet.

Reviews: Don Giovanni

More about this production.   John T – Sarnia Excellent performance and stagecraft. M.Burns (Leporello) was great. (I found surprising that Figaro’s farewell appeared in this opera)   SSE – Ann Arbor It was wonderful. I was especially impressed by the imaginative and fast scene changes, which allowed this big and uniformly great opera to be …

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