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Tony-Award Winner Kelli O’Hara, Performers from Hamilton, and Opera Stars featured as Guest Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre’s Operetta Remix

From Left to Right: Kelli O’Hara, Janai Brugger, Nikisha Williams, Jonathan Christopher, and Eric Sciotto. Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce that its summer program for Teens, Operetta Remix, will feature an all-star lineup of Guest Artists including Tony-award winning actress and singer Kelli O’Hara, lauded American Soprano Janai Brugger, Broadway dancer Eric Sciotto, …

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Reviews: Cavalleria rusticana: In Concert

Learn more about the production here. Photos by: Mitty Carter Mary, Auburn Hills MOT REACHED ANOTHER MILESTONE IN ITS EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY WITH THIS CAVALLARIA RUSTICANA AT THE MEADOWBROOK PAVILION. A too long absent fan base emerged resilient and in full to celebrate with the BATHS OF CARACALLA voices in a matchless display of musical artistry. …

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Josephine Baker: The Black Pearl

Born June 3, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker grew up in a low-income neighborhood. A street dancer with no formal training, she would become the highest paid female entertainer in the world; reaching audiences throughout the United States, Europe and South America. She was controversial in that she was very outspoken in terms …

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Revisiting Greenwood

It is not unique for a work of art to be inspired by injustice or born as a response to tragedy. But when Donald Byrd was commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph a new work and chose The Tulsa Race Massacre as his subject matter, he could not possibly have foreseen the …

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Overture to Opera – The Birth of MOT

    As we continue to celebrate and acknowledge the magnificent 50-year history of Michigan Opera Theatre, one can’t help but nostalgically recall the birth of MOT with the program Overture to Opera! In 1943, the Detroit Grand Opera Association (DGOA) was formed by a group of influential patrons to bring traveling opera, such as …

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Spotlight on Tinka Gutrick Dailey

Tinka Gutrick Dailey is currently a dance instructor in the Theatre Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She had a professional career as a performer with Lee Theodore’s The American Dance Machine in New York, and has performed on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, as well as toured the …

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Michael Ching & MOT: One Year Later

  Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to return to live opera, with its performance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on June 12th.  We thought we’d look back 15 months to our last staged in-door opera in March of 2020,  a double-bill of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost by American composer Michael …

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Teacher Appreciation Week

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to spotlight two of MOT’s incredible teaching artists, Mary Martin and Indigo Colbert! Both are headed into their third summers as leaders of MOT’s Operetta Remix program, and we can’t wait to see the great things in store for their students this July. To Mary …

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Michigan Opera Theatre moves Cavalleria rusticana performance to June 12, 2021

DETROIT, April 29, 2021 – Michigan Opera Theatre leadership has postponed the first performance of the 2021-22 season to allow for more favorable weather conditions, and announces the production’s international cast. A concert version of Cavalleria rusticana was set to be performed at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on May 15, but MOT officials have postponed the …

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International Dance Day 2021

Created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO, International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that takes place every year on 29 April – the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. Most every dance season presented …

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