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Encore: ” ‘Grapes of Wrath’ is powerful and wrenching”

DETROIT, Mich.–Some novels that are 80+ years or so old and get taught in high school English classes can seem tired and even out of date. But what, in fact, makes them worth reading and teaching year in and year out, is their endurance standing up to the truth decade after decade.

Reviews: The Grapes of Wrath

More about this production. Jebl – Huntington Woods Aching with the reality and power of this sorrowful American story. I was positively exhausted and drained with the final notes. I love Opera, was raised on it from childhood beside my Father’s radio. Now, almost 80, I am amazed by the innovative magic of an old story …

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June 7 – BravoBRAVO! Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Experiential Attractions!

Michigan Opera Theatre’s premier soiree, BravoBRAVO!, returns to the Detroit Opera House June 7th! The annual black tie event features three floors of Detroit’s best music and food and the opportunity to dance the night away at the Detroit Opera House. Check out the details below! What’s new? In honor of its 20th anniversary, BravoBRAVO! …

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Principal Cellist Marks Retirement with Donations to David DiChiera Artist Fund

After 34 years of service, Michigan Opera Theatre Principal Cellist Nadine Deleury will retire from the orchestra at the end of the 2018-19 season. Since winning the principal cellist position in 1985, Nadine has been an instrumental part of the company, performing in its earliest locations at the Masonic Temple and the Fisher Theatre, through …

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LAURA ROELOFS – ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER

Michigan Opera Theatre Assistant Concertmaster Laura Roelofs has been playing the violin for more than 50 years. As a professional musician, her first job was as a resident artist and instructor – in Venezuela. She worked with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (now known as El Sistema), where she helped develop a student orchestra …

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‘Hansel and Gretel’ is “mesmerizing” at MOT

Adults in the opening-night audience gasped, laughed and applauded as this magnificent creation vamped across the stage and even managed a burlesque-type shimmy as she cast one of her horrible spells.

David DiChiera born on this date in 1935

Our beloved founder David DiChiera would have turned 84 today. In honor of his memory, consider donating to the David DiChiera Artistic Fund and supporting our efforts in continuing to bring world-class opera and dance to Detroit. The fund also contributes to our educational and community outreach programs and supports our young artists. Donate or …

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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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MOT seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

Immerse yourself in music and theater while working in the most beautiful building in Detroit as the Director of Marketing and Communications of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT). Michigan’s premiere opera company has a rich legacy in Detroit, restoring two historic theaters and stimulating the transformation of a once-desolate neighborhood into the city’s now thriving entertainment …

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