News Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

MOT awarded $4 Million for Education, Outreach, Facility

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces $4 Million Grant for Community Outreach, Educational Programming and Facility Improvements Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) has been awarded a $4 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation. The landmark gift to the company’s comprehensive campaign is designated to support continued artistic excellence, community and educational outreach, and an enhanced patron experience through …

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2018 Year in Review and a Look at What’s Ahead

Two thousand eighteen has been a monumental year for Michigan Opera Theatre. Most notably, it is the year in which we said goodbye to our beloved founder, David DiChiera. David’s vision continues to serve as our inspiration as we build upon his extraordinary legacy. Governance: Earlier in the year, R. Jamison (Rick) Williams, Chairman of …

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This holiday season, give the gift of theater!

‘Tis the season of giving, and Michigan Opera Theatre has a variety of gift options to surprise and delight all the theater-lovers in your life! A perennial favorite, theater tickets offer a specific experience for your loved ones to look forward to and are experiences that can be shared. Alessandra Ferri: Art of the Pas de …

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Giving Tuesday: Bring Students to the Detroit Opera House!

Every year Michigan Opera Theatre brings thousands of children to attend a performance at the Detroit Opera House with discounted tickets to a production’s final dress rehearsal. This year, MOT aims to increase that number through a special drive on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27. The opportunity allows students to attend the performance during the school …

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Performances

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, turkey with all the fixings and wishing for a white Christmas: every family has its holiday traditions. At Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), holiday traditions span both dance and opera, with The Nutcracker, Too Hot to Handel and A Winter Fantasy. This year, MOT will add to its holiday roster …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Welcomes the Peacock Room to the Detroit Opera House!

This season, we are excited to announce that Detroit’s own Peacock Room retail store has opened a pop-up shop at the Detroit Opera House. The shop, which has two locations in the Park Shelton and the Fisher Building, specializes in women’s apparel, accessories, stationary, gifts and furniture, inspired by the 1920s-1950s era. Owner Rachel Lutz …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Celebrates National Arts in Education Week!

In addition to producing and presenting opera and dance, arts education is a priority for Michigan Opera Theatre and has been since the founding of our Education and Community Programs departments by Karen DiChiera in 1978. Last year, MOT Education and Community Programs served more than 17,000 people, primarily youth, through touring productions, concerts, workshops, …

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New Studio Artists Arrive!

As we approach our upcoming season, our new group of Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists are arriving, ready for a year of performance and training! Returning are tenor Michael Day and baritone Harry Greenleaf. Joining them are soprano Cheyanne Coss, mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung and bass Allen Michael Jones. You can catch them at their first …

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New tool makes group sales easier!

Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce that we have implemented Groupmatics tool, making it even easier for groups to purchase tickets! With Groupmatics, group members are able to buy tickets individually, removing the need for group leaders to be responsible for everyone’s tickets and money. How it works Group leaders reserve a block of …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces Andrea Scobie and Arthur White as New Directors

We are excited to share that we have added two directors to our leadership team who will work to expand our community presence and programming! Andrea Scobie is our new Director of Education and Arthur White is our new Director of External Affairs. In her role, Andrea will lead MOT’s growing education programs, including MOT’s expanded …

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