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Reviews: Bliss

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here!   Rachel Hoh This was my first time experiencing opera live and it was nothing short of life changing. When I first entered the performance space, I cried! The majesty of the Michigan Theater combined with the sheer willpower …

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Reviews: Blue

Learn more about the production here. Gale A Phelps, Ocqueoc My daughter and I saw Blue together on Sunday, 9/12. We enjoyed it but, we couldn’t understand most of the singers, especially the females. With no subtitles, it was hit or miss. We both feel that if we had had the words, it would have …

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Reviews: Cavalleria rusticana: In Concert

Learn more about the production here. Photos by: Mitty Carter Josephine McDonald, Auburn Hills Glorious voices. Magnificent Orchestra. Great conductor. Outstanding chorus. Thank you everyone who is associated with The Michigan Opera. Unless I missed something, it’s unfortunate there was no review of Cavalleria Rusticana at Meadowbrook in Detroit’s major newspapers. However, there was an …

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Reviews: Twilight: Gods

Learn more about the production here. Mary Mazure Thank all involved! An astonishing afternoon. The joy of a live performance, and the delight of the depth of the production. So much to think about and discuss afterwards. A great debut for Mr. Sharon. I can hardly wait for his next work and the seasons ahead. …

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Reviews: The Very Last Green Thing

View stream Dan Kern Wonderful production. Incredible acting. Heavenly singing. A masterpiece!   Raymond Ward Wow, just AMAZING, bravissimo!! This brings back such great memories of when Ben was part of MOTCC in this performance among many others. Experiences there helped shape him musically in so many ways that I can’t thanks enough 🙂 This …

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Reviews: Gianni Schicchi Buoso’s Ghost

More about this production.   Jack – Ann Arbor Good music, singing, acting, costumes and set. MOT deserves credit for giving younger singers a chance at lead roles. It was good to have a chance to talk to Michael Ching after the performance.   Larry – Royal Oak Delightful! The two operas work so very …

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Reviews: Malandain Ballet Biarritz

About the production Jessica – Rochester Incredible program, beautiful dancers, exceptional music, brilliant choreography, lovely set design. So happy to see such a unique company make its way to Detroit.   Shirley An absolutely well trained ballet company. The director has chosen beautiful music and his choreography juxtaposes classical work with just plain fun movement. …

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Reviews: The Nutcracker

About the production   Paul – Wayne Very good. There were a couple moments when the choreography was a little off; but I really enjoyed the entire performance overall. The children dancers lent quite a bit to the experience. My favorite part by far was the Act 2 dance with the sheet (the Arabian Dance, …

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Reviews: Sweeney Todd

More about this production. Joe/Joanne – Novi absolutely loved it. Fabulous performances and orchestra. This is the 3rd time I have seen ST live and the MOT production was the best.   Terry – Hale I’ve seen many performances of Sweeney Todd including the videotape of the original with Lansbury and the movie. No question …

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Reviews: Hansel & Gretel

More about this production. Christina – Detroit Awesome!!! I enjoyed the performance from the beginning to end. I was extremely impressed with the puppeteers and how they coordinated the scenery changes. The singing was outstanding from the children to the adults. I look forward to more performances at MOT.   Ann – Ferndale Charming and …

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