Founded by Karen V. DiChiera, the Department of Education and Community Programs has served the entire state with quality entertainment and education for over 30 years. The Department of Education and Community Programs has brought its varied musical programs to every age group in Michigan, allowing artists to visit clubs, offices, schools, and community stages, and performing shows that range from lively children’s operas to musical revues to full length operas produced by the local community.

Michigan Opera Theatre’s award-winning classes, camps and workshops have been serving Michigan children and adults for more than 30 years. There is something for everyone – young and old, singers, dancers and performers of all kinds.

Opera Education

Michigan Opera Theatre’s opera education programs aim to train future performers and current performers in creativity, movement, voice and more.

Programs include Operetta Workshop, Create & Perform, Opera Teens, and more.

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Children's Choruses

The mission of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus is to provide exceptional choral music and theatrical performance instruction in a professional environment to young people.

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Dance Film Series

Michigan Opera Theatre offers free opera and dance talks prior to each performance. Noted experts provide background and important information on what you will see on stage, enhancing your performance experience!

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Resource Library

michigan opera theatre resource library

The Allessee Dance & Opera Resource Library is the official library and archive for Michigan Opera Theatre, specializing in research materials specific to dance, opera and Michigan Opera Theatre's rich cultural legacy.

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