Reviews: Twilight: Gods - Michigan Opera Theatre

Reviews: Twilight: Gods


I'm not a fan of the Ring cycle. Don't usually care for mythological fantasies. This might change my mind. Congratulations to all who participated and thanks especially for the brilliant poetic rendering by Marsha Music. It made the whole thing work. The only thing missing was the opportunity to show my appreciation of the cast and the rest of the team through their bows and my applause and cheers. Special thanks to the helpful guides. I am very excited about the Yuval Sharon era at MOT.

Paul Wemhoff

One of the most unique musical experiences ever. The opportunity to have Christine Goerke singing to us outside our car window was surreal. Thank you Yuval Sharon for finding a way to fill the opera vacuum during this pandemic, and so nice to meet you in the parking lot!

Sarah Smarch

I was absolutely blown away with the attention to detail, all of the Detroit-specific references, and the way Marsha's narration served to draw patrons into the story: every moment was clearly crafted with purpose and the artistry was tremendous. This is the most exhilarating artistic experience I have encountered in recent memory.
I also observed Yuval personally welcoming patrons in their cars and throughout the lobby and was excited to witness his sincere devotion to the opera community.


Congratulations to MOT for a BRILLIANT performance of Twilight: Gods. It was glorious. The staging was brilliantly creative, the music and storytelling was superb. Just an amazing performance by all involved. It was wonderful to enjoy a live performance.

Keith Koppmeier

Thank you so much for an incredible evening and performance. Congrats to everyone who made it possible. Cannot wait to see and hear what you do next!

Patricia Wheeler

What an incredible performance - every element was perfectly thought our and beyond my wildest dreams. To get to experience such top-rate opera during a pandemic is a joy. Bravo!

Gloria Page

LOVE it!! The story teller, music, settings, and most of all the singing. It was great to be back. Thank you

Nate Wallace

BRAVO!!! The creativity and innovation of MOT was in full display. Beautiful introduction to Yuval and his vision. Looking forward to much more


Innovative, well executed and fun. Welcome to Detroit Yuval.

Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes

Greg and I just want to say congratulations to MOT, to Yuval, and to Wayne for the incredible experience that “Twilight: Gods” was. We were not sure exactly what to expect and we were more than pleasantly surprised. Besides the singing and music, I thought Marsha Music’s poetry moved the story along beautifully. Even a person unfamiliar with the Wagner Ring could understand the plot. All the performers met the challenge admirably, but of course our special gift was hearing Christine Goerke again. And I am sure Arthur had a good time driving her around. We can see all the work and preparation that went into making the production work. The logistics alone were impressive. I hope the other times went just as smoothly as ours did. But I have to say that the hearse to lead Siegfried’s funeral was an inspired touch. I actually laughed aloud. We anxiously await Yuval Sharon's next great idea.

Laurie G

Marvelous performance. So creative, loved the hearse, the mustang, and most of all Christine Goerke ❤️


Brilliant concept....beautifully executed!!!! Would love to see it again.

Tiffany Ellis

 One of the most innovative, immersive arts experiences I've ever had. Bravo! I cannot wait to see the future of Opera in Detroit under Yuval!


Thank you for the opportunity to experience live opera again - and to do so with world-class singers in an ingenious production! Such ingenuity. Bravo to MOT for taking a big risk when so many other companies are pulling back. Totally worth the 8+ hour drive 🙂

Clifford and Zoe Furgison

 WOW ! Inventive and incredible staging of Wagner. We are instant fans of Yuval Sharon and looking forward to his creative vision going forward. Bravo !


 LOVE It!! The music, the singing, and the settings. First time I've seen an opera from my car and was outstanding. Thank you it was good to be back at the opera.

Bud L.

An incredible musical and theatrical experience with unbelievably complex and successful logistics. Congratulations for such out-of-the-box thinking and the courage to bring this unique production to life. Bravo to everybody involved, especially to Yuval Sharon for the concept and to Wayne Brown for supporting and producing the program. MORE!!!

Matthew Simoncini

Amazing! An incredible interpretation and execution of this Opera. Visually stimulating and fantastic music. Unlike anything I have seen.

Cathy K.

The whole event was amazing! From the start the staff were so great at guiding us through the different areas of the parking lot and then to actually get a chance to meet Wayne Brown and Yuval Sharon was icing on the cake. What a classy move, going to each and every car introducing themselves. The last scene was so great, not only because we heard the lovely soprano Christine Goerke but we saw her ride off on her horse Grane, played by a Ford Mustang. Brilliant! And looking at the beautiful Detroit skyline. Pure bliss, the whole evening. Thank you so much MOT. Can't wait to come back to the theatre and experience more of your magic💝


The staging was spot on. The sound was fantastic. Thank you to Yuval and crew for a memorable experience.


Laura Eglin

We LOVED every second of Twilight: Gods! It was innovative and fun. Every parking level held new surprises and the singing and musicians were so beautiful to hear after so many months of nothing live! Thank you for your creative genius! We can’t wait to see what you do next!

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