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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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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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DTH Cancellation

Thank you for your patronage of Michigan Opera Theatre. Due to the Governor’s temporary ban on public events of over 250 people, MOT must cancel this weekend’s performances of Dance Theatre of Harlem. We understand this decision is disappointing to our audiences; however, the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff members, and our …

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Champion Cancellation

Thank you for your patronage of Michigan Opera Theatre. Due to the Governor’s temporary ban on public events of over 250 people, MOT must cancel all performances of Champion. 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 …

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Terence Blanchard’s “Champion”: Defining an “Opera in Jazz”

Composer Terence Blanchard calls Champion an “opera in jazz.”  That’s an evocative image and a telling description. For operagoers who might be encountering Blanchard for the first time — or for jazz afficionados who might be making their first foray into opera — the description opens a window into what is so special about this celebrated …

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