News Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

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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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 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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Michigan Opera Theatre Welcomes New Principal Cellist And New Principal Flutist!

Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce Jonathan Tortolano as its new principal cellist and Seo Hee Choi as its new Principal Flutist, beginning in the 2019-20 season!  Learn more about them below! Jonathan Tortolano, Principal Cello A native of Vermont, Jonathan has been living and working in Toronto since 1999. He currently performs with …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Principal Conductor Stephen Lord Resigns

Michigan Opera Theatre announced today that its Principal Conductor Stephen Lord has resigned from the company, effective immediately. MOT accepted the resignation following public allegations of Lord’s past behavior, which do not align with the Company’s values and standards. “Stephen has had a long and successful relationship with Michigan Opera Theatre, and we appreciate his …

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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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MOT seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

Immerse yourself in music and theater while working in the most beautiful building in Detroit as the Director of Marketing and Communications of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT). Michigan’s premiere opera company has a rich legacy in Detroit, restoring two historic theaters and stimulating the transformation of a once-desolate neighborhood into the city’s now thriving entertainment …

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