David DiChiera Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

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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David DiChiera: 1935-2018

It is with heavy hearts we share that we have lost our beloved visionary and courageous founder, David DiChiera. He died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Our hearts go out to David’s family at this time of immense sorrow. There’s nothing that can be said about David that hasn’t already been …

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Share Your Memory of David DiChiera

Our beloved founder Dr. David DiChiera passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18. We remember him fondly. Please leave your thoughts, condolences, and memories of David here. Christine Goerke What an incredible ride, David. You have been an inspiration to generations of artists and audience members. You have brought light, love, tragedy, comedy, drama, and most of all …

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DiChiera DiConstructed: The Civic Leader

Our blog series “DiChiera DiConstructed” concludes, after four months exploring the career and legacy of our founder and artistic director, Dr. David DiChiera. We have examined his work as impresario, composer and a champion of diversity in the art. We end our series highlighting DiChiera’s work for and dedication to a city he loves, Detroit, and …

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DiChiera DiConstructed: The Champion of Diversity

Our blog series “DiChiera DiConstructed” explores different aspects of our founder and artistic director Dr. David DiChiera as he retires to Artistic Director Emeritus in May. Every month will look back at a different aspect of the “DiChiera Legacy” and a man who dedicated his life to his art and his city. Part 3: The Champion …

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DiChiera DiConstructed: The Composer

Our blog series “DiChiera DiConstructed” explores different aspects of our founder and artistic director Dr. David DiChiera as he retires to Artistic Director Emeritus in May. Every month will look back at a different aspect of the “DiChiera Legacy” and a man who dedicated his life to his art and his city.   Part 2: …

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DiChiera DiConstructed: The Impresario

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new blog series “DiChiera DiConstructed,” a monthly blog featuring different aspects of the career of our founder and artistic director Dr. David DiChiera as he transitions to Artistic Director Emeritus in May. Every month will look back at a different aspect of the “DiChiera Legacy” and …

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