We are thrilled to announce our first ever digital opera performance! At 11 a.m. on May 22, tune in to our Facebook page for a performance of The Very Last Green Thing by our Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus!
The one-act opera is a futuristic story set in the year 2492 where students are taught and raised by an android with rare opportunities to go outside. After encountering a time capsule from the late 20th century, the children find a withered plant and the secrets unlocked from the planet’s past. The opera had been originally scheduled for a live performance at the Fisher Theatre April 25.
The one-act opera is a unique collaboration of more than 400 video submissions by 44 participants! Leading up to the performance, MOTCC leaders will provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of students and parents as they assist in creating the digital opera while social distancing. The videos will be presented via MOT’s Facebook and Twitter channels as part of “MOT at Home,” as well as its webpage.
“MOT Learns at Home” will also include a web streaming of MOTCC’s 2018 performance of HMS Pinafore on Detroit Public Television’s website at 11 a.m. May 10. The program will also provide ready-made lessons designed for distance learning on corresponding themes for teachers and parents leading up to the performances, located within the “MOT at Home” website.
While we can’t yet come together for a live performance, we can’t wait to share this exciting new endeavor with you!
The Very Last Green Thing is supported by Cadillac, Worthington Family Foundation, and the Center for Financial Planning.