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Reviews: Don Giovanni

More about this production. Beth Ann – Royal Oak The women’s voices were fantastic. Nicole Cabell continues to be stunning. It’s a shame she was saddled with a plastic doll as a prop. I think they were going for “edgy” with the staging, yet it came off as a Madonna video from the 90s, with …

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Ethan Davidson Named Chairman of Michigan Opera Theatre

Michigan Opera Theatre is pleased to announce Ethan Davidson as the new Chairman of our Board of Directors and Trustees. Ethan will begin his position during our Annual Meeting, Nov. 14. He succeeds Rick Williams, who has served as Chairman for the past 17 years. Ethan comes to the role with years of non-profit leadership …

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The Joffrey Ballet: A Forward-Thinking Company Continues to Push Boundaries

As the new Artistic Advisor for Dance, I’m excited to lead the dance direction of Michigan Opera Theatre and continue to bring some of the world’s best dance companies to the Detroit Opera House stage. This Nov. 2-3, we’re thrilled to present a company that’s particularly close to my heart, The Joffrey Ballet. I served …

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Molly Hughes – Violin, Orchestra Personnel Manager

Molly Hughes has a unique position in the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. She is both a violinist and the Orchestra Personnel Manager, a role she describes as a conduit between management and the musicians. This season marks her seventh in the double role, and she said shifting between a manager and a musician continues to …

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Brokerage 101: How to Avoid Scalper Tickets

We know the feeling. You learn about a particular performance and can’t wait to purchase a ticket to get the best seats. You do a quick Google search and boom – numerous websites show up, more than happy to assist you on your quest. Unfortunately, many of these ticket-sellers are third party brokers, also known …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Adds “Buoso’s Ghost” to 2019-20 Opera Season

We’ve added a show! Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce that we’ve added Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost to our 2019-20 season! The opera is a sequel (“Schiquel”) to Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and will be performed with the latter Feb. 29 – March 1 at the Macomb Center. Both works are one-act comedies and …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Names Jon Teeuwissen New Artistic Advisor for Dance

Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce Jon Teeuwissen as its new Artistic Advisor for Dance! Jon will be overseeing MOT’s dance endeavors including programming the company’s dance season, expanding upon MOT’s current community engagement initiatives and increasing or strengthening collaborative relationships within the industry. He will also oversee MOT’s overall dance strategy to enhance the …

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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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