Blog - Michigan Opera Theatre

‘Hansel and Gretel’ is “mesmerizing” at MOT

Adults in the opening-night audience gasped, laughed and applauded as this magnificent creation vamped across the stage and even managed a burlesque-type shimmy as she cast one of her horrible spells.

David DiChiera born on this date in 1935

Our beloved founder David DiChiera would have turned 84 today. In honor of his memory, consider donating to the David DiChiera Artistic Fund and supporting our efforts in continuing to bring world-class opera and dance to Detroit. The fund also contributes to our educational and community outreach programs and supports our young artists. Donate or …

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Reviews: Hansel & Gretel

More about this production. Keith Otis Edwards – Dearborn Hansel & Gretel is the finest staging the MOT has done since Peter Grimes in the last century. See it, and you will remember it for the rest of your life.   Rosemary – Harper Woods Superb! Hansel and Gretel looked like children with their larger …

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MOT seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

Immerse yourself in music and theater while working in the most beautiful building in Detroit as the Director of Marketing and Communications of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT). Michigan’s premiere opera company has a rich legacy in Detroit, restoring two historic theaters and stimulating the transformation of a once-desolate neighborhood into the city’s now thriving entertainment …

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John Dorsey – Principal Percussion

Working with Michigan Opera Theatre has been a long-term family affair for John Dorsey, Principal Percussion with the MOT Orchestra. John began performing with the orchestra in 1982. His wife, Dee, followed in his MOT footsteps in 1986, working in the company’s production office, then as a stage manager and now as a supertitle writer …

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Hansel and Gretel: Puppets Amplify Fantasy of Classic Fairy Tale

It’s a tale as old as time. A young brother and sister are driven from their poverty-stricken family to fend for themselves in the woods, only to be nearly eaten by a witch who lives in a gingerbread house. In the opera, Hansel and Gretel presents the classic Grimm’s fairyt ale in Grand Opera style, …

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Reviews: Alvin Ailey

More about the performance. Shirley – Southfield The Alvin Ailey 2019 Detroit performance was wonderful. I have been attending their shows since 1980. Lazarus is a master piece, it’s very different from what I’m used to seeing the company perform here in Detroit, but I loved it. I felt the spirit of the dance that …

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Reviews: Candide

More about the production. Donald R Thank you for yesterday’s extraordinary performance of Candide at The Berman. Orchestra, principals, chorus, staging, a wonderful experience. And despite what some of the audience said, NOT LONG ENOUGH. I can listen to the music and voices all day long. The perfect tribute to Mr. Bernstein.   Julie – Aronica …

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