Student Dress Rehearsals - Michigan Opera Theatre

SWEENEY TODD (Stephen Sondheim)

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Everyone’s favorite diabolical barber comes to the Detroit Opera House, serving up Mrs. Lovett’s questionable pies and a large helping of satire. Follow the title character’s thrilling journey into insanity in the name of vengeance, challenging audiences not to cringe.


Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Detroit holiday tradition that is too hot to miss! This soul-stirring, toe-tapping rendition of Handel's Messiah, never fails to bring audiences to their feet. It's an exhilarating fusion of gospel, jazz, and classical music performed by the Rackham Choir, the Too Hot Orchestra, and an all-star cast of soloists. Co-produced with Rackham Choir.

GIANNI SCHICCHI (Giacomo Puccini)

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Wealthy Florentine Buoso Donati has just died but all his greedy relatives can think about is their neglect in his will. The tables turn with the help of the mischievous Gianni Schicchi but not in the way that they expect. Considered one of the funniest operas of all time, Gianni Schicchi is a dark farce based on a real story included in Dante’s Inferno. The opera includes some of Puccini’s best music, including the aria “O mio babbino caro.”


Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Celebrating its golden anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Detroit Opera House with a program showcasing 50 years of their commitment to access, opportunity and excellence. Using the language of ballet they celebrate African-American culture and bring new life to the art form. Audiences have come to love their thrilling performances that empower and inspire.

CHAMPION (Terence Blanchard)

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Terence Blanchard’s “opera in jazz” makes its Detroit Opera House debut March 26. Based on the real story of prized fighter Emile Griffith, Champion is a reflection on the boxer’s life as he struggles with regret, prejudice and the fluidity of sexual and societal morality. Featuring opera star Denyce Graves, Champion is a self-reflective work not to be missed.


Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

This one-hour program is designed to introduce young audiences to the magic and beauty of dance. The performance, recommended for children ages 4-12, is narrated by a member of ABT’s Artistic staff and features child-friendly highlights from the Company’s repertoire.
Available exclusively for student groups. Price $12


Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Fisher Theatre

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus presents the futuristic story of Cary John Franklin’s The Very Last Green Thing. The year is 2413 where students are taught and raised by an android with rare opportunities to go “outside.” After encountering a time capsule from the early 21st century, the children find a withered plant and the secrets unlocked from the planet’s past.

PAGLIACCI (Ruggero Leoncavallo)

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Leoncavallo’s tragic tale of the tears of a clown. The audience favorite tells of a clown who becomes embroiled in a fatal love triangle. The first opera ever to be recorded in its entirety, Pagliacci, with its famous “Vesti la giubba” aria, was the first opera to sell a million copies.

Group Rate: K-12 $10* | College $20

Every eleventh ticket is free!

*Groups must consist of 10 or more.
*Must purchase one week before the performance.
*ABTKids performance $12

Phone: 313.237.3425

Non-group admission: $35

Non-group admission prices apply to individuals, and groups fewer than 10.

Detroit Opera House Ticket Office

Call: 313-237-7464
Visit: 1526 Broadway
Open: Mon-Fri, 10:00-5:30 PM

Reservation requests for the 2019-20 Season are now available! Seating for groups who have made a reservation and have made a deposit will begin in mid-August.