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Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus presents the operatic adaptation of this well known children’s book by Canadian icon Pierre Beron. Discover the classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the Ogs to rescue their baby brother and cat.

The Secret World of Og
Opera in one act for children’s chorus
Music and libretto by Dean Burr, adapted from Pierre Berton’s children’s novel
Premiere: Toronto, 2010

Conducted by Diana Hochella
Sung in English by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus


MOT Children's Chorus


The MOTCC has sung in the ballet The Nutcracker at both the Detroit Opera House and the Fox Theatre and the main stage productions for Michigan Opera Theatre’s Carmen, Tosca, La Bohème, The Magic Flute, and Carmina Burana.

Now in its 12th year, the MOTCC presents an annual holiday concert at the Detroit Opera House in December and produces its own fully staged children’s opera every spring. Past performances have included the Detroit premiere of Seymour Barab’s The Maker of Illusions, the Detroit premiere of Cary John Franklin’s The Very Last Green Thing, Malcolm Williamson’s The Happy Prince and Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. In March, 2014 the MOTCC presented Hans Krása’s Brundibár with Ela Stein Weissberger, a Holocaust survivor and original cast member who participated in the production. All of the MOTCC opera performances include a student dress rehearsal during the weekday making it possible for schools to attend, averaging more than 1500 students per dress rehearsal.

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