News Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

Detroit Opera House Gets New Seat and Stage Deck!

Thanks to a gift from long-time supporters Floy and Lee Barthel, MOT has acquired a new 9,100-square foot seat and stage deck! The deck was previously rented for special events, including BravoBravo!, and will now be a more common fixture in the Detroit Opera House. It creates a floor that covers the theater’s main-level seating …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Receives $225,000 in Federal Grants

Michigan Opera Theatre has received $225,000 in federal grants in recent weeks. In June, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded MOT $175,000 to support its MOT at Home digital programming campaign. This month, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded MOT $50,000 to support artists costs during this period of closing due …

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Michigan Opera Theatre’s New Season to Feature Non-Traditional Performances

As we continue to follow social distancing guidelines, Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce that our upcoming season will feature a series of non-traditional performances! The season will be a temporary departure from our traditional format of presenting Grand Opera and large-cast dance productions, with new features including: Alternate performance locations including outdoor settings …

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Meet the Experts: Arthur White

Meet our experts! MOT Director of External Affairs Arthur White has been sharing his knowledge and opera expertise with MOT patrons for years, including providing regular preview talks ahead of the Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Opera Stream. Learn more about him below! Arthur has worked in multiple aspects of opera as a singer, manager and community …

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Meet the Experts: Austin Stewart

Meet our experts! MOT consultant and former Audience Engagement Coordinator Austin Stewart has been sharing his knowledge and opera expertise with MOT patrons for years, including providing regular preview talks ahead of the Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Opera Stream. Learn more about him below! Austin Stewart currently serves as Director of Operations for Chorus pro Musica in …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Donates Masks to Healthcare Workers

Stitchers from Michigan Opera Theatre’s Costume Department are giving back to the community by sewing protective masks for healthcare workers. They began making the masks the second week of April and, to date, have sewed more than 600 masks, which have been donated to hospitals, nursing homes, VA hospitals and places of need. The five-sewer team includes Maureen Abele, Margaret Bronder, Emily Christenson, Susan Fox, …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Cancels Spring Season

It is with heavy hearts that Michigan Opera Theatre announces the cancellation of the remainder of its 2020 spring season in light of COVID-19.The decision comes following federal, state and CDC recommendations to reduce social gatherings in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. While this is a difficult decision, …

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The Very Last Green Thing Cancellation

Thank you for your patronage of Michigan Opera Theatre. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, MOT must cancel the performance of The Very Last Green Thing in April. We understand this decision is disappointing to our audiences; however, the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff members, and our entire community is our first and …

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Pagliacci Cancellation

Thank you for your patronage of Michigan Opera Theatre. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, MOT must cancel all performances of Pagliacci. We understand this decision is disappointing to our audiences; however, the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff members, and our entire community is our first and greatest priority. Your support of Michigan Opera Theatre, …

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