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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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Encore: ” ‘Grapes of Wrath’ is powerful and wrenching”

DETROIT, Mich.–Some novels that are 80+ years or so old and get taught in high school English classes can seem tired and even out of date. But what, in fact, makes them worth reading and teaching year in and year out, is their endurance standing up to the truth decade after decade.

Reviews: The Grapes of Wrath

More about this production. Jebl – Huntington Woods Aching with the reality and power of this sorrowful American story. I was positively exhausted and drained with the final notes. I love Opera, was raised on it from childhood beside my Father’s radio. Now, almost 80, I am amazed by the innovative magic of an old story …

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June 7 – BravoBRAVO! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Experiential Attractions!

Michigan Opera Theatre’s premier soiree, BravoBRAVO!, returns to the Detroit Opera House June 7th! The annual black tie event features three floors of Detroit’s best music and food and the opportunity to dance the night away at the Detroit Opera House. Check out the details below! What’s new? In honor of its 20th anniversary, BravoBRAVO! …

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Principal Cellist Marks Retirement with Donations to David DiChiera Artist Fund

After 34 years of service, Michigan Opera Theatre Principal Cellist Nadine Deleury will retire from the orchestra at the end of the 2018-19 season. Since winning the principal cellist position in 1985, Nadine has been an instrumental part of the company, performing in its earliest locations at the Masonic Temple and the Fisher Theatre, through …

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LAURA ROELOFS – ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER

Michigan Opera Theatre Assistant Concertmaster Laura Roelofs has been playing the violin for more than 50 years. As a professional musician, her first job was as a resident artist and instructor – in Venezuela. She worked with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (now known as El Sistema), where she helped develop a student orchestra …

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