Blog - Michigan Opera Theatre

Summer Serenade Program

Summer Serenade 2019 July 23 – The War Memorial July 24 – The Detroit Zoo July 25 – Grand Circus Park featuring Touring and Studio Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre Angela Theis, Soprano | Olivia Johnson, Mezzo-Soprano | Harry Greenleaf, Baritone Dorian Dillard, Tenor | Jean Schneider, Accompanist | With Emcee, Arthur White Click here …

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Toni Morrison’s first opera made its debut in Detroit

Toni Morrison leans forward in her chair as if she is about to share a secret. Her veil of royalty drops, and she is no longer a Nobel laureate, a sorcerer of language whose novels, rooted in the African-American experience, have mesmerized readers for 35 years.

Preservation Detroit’s Annual Theater Tour is Aug 10

On Saturday, August 10, don’t miss one of Michigan’s most anticipated, unique architectural history tours. Preservation Detroit’s in-depth 4.5-hour walking tour will showcase historic venues from the golden age of theater, cinema and architecture in Detroit. Tour includes Enjoy a guided behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s legendary movie halls and historic theaters, including the Music Hall, …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Welcomes New Principal Cellist And New Principal Flutist!

Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce Jonathan Tortolano as its new principal cellist and Seo Hee Choi as its new Principal Flutist, beginning in the 2019-20 season!  Learn more about them below! Jonathan Tortolano, Principal Cello A native of Vermont, Jonathan has been living and working in Toronto since 1999. He currently performs with …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces New Young Patrons Program!

Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce it is launching a new young patrons program! The Young Patrons Circle offers networking opportunities, discounted ticket pricing and unique social events for those 21-40 years old. It is aimed at increasing arts accessibility for the next generation of theater-lovers while supporting a sustainable future for opera and …

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Comedy Legend Carol Burnett Comes to the Detroit Opera House Sept. 29th!

Comedy legend, award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett is coming to the Detroit Opera House Sept. 29th! Her show, “Carol Burnett – An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” is a Q&A-style performance with Burnett reflecting on her career and taking direct questions from the audience. She will discuss her career, harkening back to the …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Principal Conductor Stephen Lord Resigns

Michigan Opera Theatre announced today that its Principal Conductor Stephen Lord has resigned from the company, effective immediately. MOT accepted the resignation following public allegations of Lord’s past behavior, which do not align with the Company’s values and standards. “Stephen has had a long and successful relationship with Michigan Opera Theatre, and we appreciate his …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Studio Artists

We are thrilled to announce our 2019-2020 Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists! Returning are mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung and bass Allen Michael Jones, joined by soprano Avery Boettcher, tenor Edward Graves and baritone Darren Drone! These up-and-coming singers will spend one to two years with MOT, receiving advanced training and performance opportunities. You’ll see them perform …

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Michigan Opera Theatre’s Teen Theater Camp Expands to Offer Musical Theater Training

Our summer theater camp, Operetta Workshop, has been training teens in various aspects of live performance for years, and this year, we are proud to add musical theater to that list! The three-week summer program features professional training for students ages 13-18 in singing, acting, dancing, stage movement, healthy vocal technique and audition skills. The …

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