Opera Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

Hansel and Gretel: Puppets Amplify Fantasy of Classic Fairy Tale

It’s a tale as old as time. A young brother and sister are driven from their poverty-stricken family to fend for themselves in the woods, only to be nearly eaten by a witch who lives in a gingerbread house. In the opera, Hansel and Gretel presents the classic Grimm’s fairyt ale in Grand Opera style, …

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Reviews: Candide

More about the production. Julie – Aronica One of the best performances we’ve ever seen!   Daniel – Rochester Excellent. Loads of talent —great voices.. interesting staging. Having Voltaire on stage was all the time was a smart decision. Better than Harold Prince’s version in 1973   David Arcangeli – Rochester The voices were melodic and beautiful! The …

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Inside Candide: Voltaire’s Attack on Optimism

Voltaire’s comedic work Candide has been a long-time favorite for opera and musical theater fans alike. Composed by Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary was marked in August, the music straddles the line between the two genres. Like his other works including West Side Story and On the Town, the music is bright and upbeat, though in …

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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 Debuts Christmas Opera – Amahl and the Night Visitors!

This holiday season, we are proud to debut a new production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, a Christmas opera that presents a special take on the Nativity story. Additionally, MOT will present the opera directly to the community with performances Dec. 9 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial and Dec. 22 at …

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Reviews: The Barber of Seville

David Kiley – Encore Michigan MOT’s ‘Barber of Seville’ sparkles and soars.   Michael Paschke – Detroit Spectacular performance!! Must see!   Beth Ann – Royal Oak Spectacular. The voices and orchestra were terrific as always, the sets were clever and charming but the acting and choreography were off the hook. I don’t know that I have …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Celebrates National Opera Week!

This week is National Opera Week, and we are thrilled to celebrate our beloved art form and its positive impact on our community! Since 1971, MOT has been bringing some of the world’s best artists to perform for our Detroit audiences, including greats like Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Andrea Bocelli, Denyce Graves and, most recently, …

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