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International Dance Day 2021

Created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO, International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that takes place every year on 29 April – the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. Most every dance season presented …

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Detroit Opera House Opening/MOT at 50 Recollections!

With the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Detroit Opera House, and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Michigan Opera Theatre both celebrated this week, the MOT Family has been filled with nostalgia looking back on the unique history of this important company. As we recall brilliant pages from MOT’s History, we have …

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Support MOT with Your Holiday Shopping

December is a month of giving, and as you do your holiday shopping, consider supporting MOT. Through beautiful Detroit Opera House-themed gifts, AmazonSmile contributions or donating on someone’s behalf, there are lots of ways to celebrate the holidays with MOT: Detroit Opera House-themed gifts with Well Done Goods Give your loved ones unique, locally-made gifts …

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Profiles from the Pit: Henrik Karapetyan – Violin

One might not expect a classical musician to be able to assemble and disassemble an AK-47 in under a minute. But Armenian-born violinist Henrik Karapetyan said this is one difference between the culture he was born into and the one he lives in now. “It was part of our high school education in a country …

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

                      Social distancing means no live dance performances for a while, but that doesn’t mean the dancing has to stop! With online performances, digital classes, books and movies, MOT’s got you covered until we meet again! In lieu of being able to offer live performances, …

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MOT brings the show to you with “MOT at Home”!

During this time of social distancing, Michigan Opera Theatre is proud to announce “MOT at Home,” a digital campaign that will allow us to continue to provide opera and dance performances and education directly to you at home! “MOT at Home” will use its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts to distribute programming, which …

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Spring Productions Canceled

Thank you for your patronage of Michigan Opera Theatre. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, MOT must cancel all remaining spring performances of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Champion, Swan Lake, The Very Last Green Thing, and Pagliacci. We understand this decision is disappointing to our audiences; however, the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff members, and …

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Profiles from the Pit: Jacqueline Hanson – Viola

Violist Jacqueline Hanson fell in love with opera as a child, when her violin teacher gave her a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. When she joined the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra at the beginning of its 2018-19 season, she was thrilled her first opera orchestra job was to perform the work that started it all. …

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Three Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Weekend with Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Malandain Ballet Biarritz comes to Detroit just in time for Valentine’s weekend! The French contemporary ballet company will make its Detroit Opera House debut Saturday, Feb. 15 with a sensual program performed to works by Vivaldi, Ravel and Chopin. Michigan Opera Theatre has partnered with area businesses to create three memorable experiences to make Malandain …

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