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Reviews: Twilight: Gods

Learn more about the production here. Lynne I’m not a fan of the Ring cycle. Don’t usually care for mythological fantasies. This might change my mind. Congratulations to all who participated and thanks especially for the brilliant poetic rendering by Marsha Music. It made the whole thing work. The only thing missing was the opportunity …

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MOT Adds Oct. 21 Performance to Sold-out Twilight: Gods Opera

Following three sell-out performances, Michigan Opera Theatre has added an Oct. 21 production of its novel Twilight: Gods opera at the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. Tickets are $79 per car and go on sale at noon, Monday, Oct. 12th! Part live performance, part immersive installation, audiences remain in their cars to experience scenes from the final …

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Grane’s Transformation: Wagner’s Noble Horse Gets a Detroit Makeover

While a seemingly minor character, Wagner’s noble horse Grane has a big role to play in his Ring cycle. As the loyal steed of heroine Brünnhilde, Grane transports her throughout her journey, from battlefields to Valhalla, the dwelling of the gods, to Midgard (Earth) and beyond. When she must part with her lover Siegfried, she gifts him Grane as …

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Opera Fix: Opera Trivia – Superstar Enrico Caruso

Long before the world knew the great recording artists of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Adele, there was another superstar to set the world aflame: Enrico Caruso. Born in Naples, Italy in 1873, Caruso grew up to become one of the most important operatic tenors of the last century. His 1902 performance …

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Social Distancing for Opera Lovers – How to Get Your Opera Fix

  COVID-19 and social distancing have kept most people at home, and for opera-lovers, that means no more visits to the theater. What is one to do? With online performances, courses and activities, MOT’s got your opera needs covered until we meet again!  The Metropolitan Opera is offering free, live-stream presentations of its operas every …

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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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