News Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

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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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season!

Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce its 2019-20 season, featuring long-absent works, company premieres and the return of American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet! The season opens Oct. 12 with a gala concert featuring acclaimed American tenor Michael Fabiano and principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre. The opera line-up includes dark comedies Mozart’s …

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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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