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Reviews: Malandain Ballet Biarritz

About the production Jessica – Rochester Incredible program, beautiful dancers, exceptional music, brilliant choreography, lovely set design. So happy to see such a unique company make its way to Detroit.   Shirley An absolutely well trained ballet company. The director has chosen beautiful music and his choreography juxtaposes classical work with just plain fun movement. …

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Three Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Weekend with Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Malandain Ballet Biarritz comes to Detroit just in time for Valentine’s weekend! The French contemporary ballet company will make its Detroit Opera House debut Saturday, Feb. 15 with a sensual program performed to works by Vivaldi, Ravel and Chopin. Michigan Opera Theatre has partnered with area businesses to create three memorable experiences to make Malandain …

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French Ballet Company Makes Detroit Opera House Debut with Sensual Valentine’s Weekend Program

Hailing from southwestern France, contemporary ballet company Malandain Ballet Biarritz will make its Detroit Opera House debut Feb. 15. The company is known for their celebration of sensuality and humanity and will perform emotive works from classic composers Vivaldi, Chopin and Ravel, coinciding with Valentine’s weekend. “Malandain Ballet Biarritz represents one of the best contemporary …

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Outlook 2020: MOT’s Wayne Brown Looks Ahead to the New Year

2020 marks both a new year and a new decade, and we at Michigan Opera Theatre can’t wait to experience what is in store for us. This year, in particular, features significant change with new leadership, Detroit Opera House debuts and the beginning celebrations of major MOT milestones! Here is what I am most looking …

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Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake!

MOT and UMS have announced the principal cast for American Ballet Theatre’s presentation of Swan Lake, presented at the Detroit Opera House April 16-19! Starring in the role of Odette/Odile will be ABT Principal dancers Devon Teuchser, Isabella Boylston, Christine Shevchenko, Hee Seo and Gillian Murphy. Cory Stearns, Joo Won Ahn, Thomas Forster, Aran Bell …

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Reviews: The Nutcracker

About the production   Paul – Wayne Very good. There were a couple moments when the choreography was a little off; but I really enjoyed the entire performance overall. The children dancers lent quite a bit to the experience. My favorite part by far was the Act 2 dance with the sheet (the Arabian Dance, …

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Eight Fun Facts About Too Hot to Handel

Too Hot to Handel has been a Detroit Opera House tradition for 18 seasons. Every year hundreds of people join for a unique experience, getting into the Christmas spirit through an uplifting, joyous jazz/gospel version of Handel’s Messiah. Here are eight fun facts about Too Hot to Handel. Too Hot to Handel made it’s Detroit …

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J. William King – Clarinet

Music is a family affair for Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra Clarinetist J. William King. His wife is a Professor of Oboe at the University of Michigan, his youngest son is finishing a bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance, and his oldest son has followed in William’s shoes as a clarinetist. But despite the reed base of …

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