Twilight: Gods - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

Michigan Opera Theatre is taking opera to a whole new level – literally – with Twilight: Gods, a one-of-a-kind musical experience inside the Detroit Opera House Parking Center! Part live performance, part immersive installation, audiences remain in their cars to experience scenes from the final opera of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on various levels of the parking structure. The “drive-thru” performance features an extraordinary cast in an entirely new light: Christine Goerke, the world’s leading Brünnhilde; internationally-acclaimed tenor Sean Panikkar as Siegfried; and the magnificent bass Morris Robinson as Hagen. Detroit cultural icon Marsha Music performs new poetry that connects Wagner’s mythological world with the here-and-now of our city and our time.

Twilight: Gods is conceived and directed by Yuval Sharon and marks his first production as MOT’s newly-appointed Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director. Co-commissioned by Michigan Opera Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago, Twilight: Gods is a return to live performance and the beginning of a new, innovative era at Michigan Opera Theatre!

Learn more about Yuval Sharon, Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director, here.

 

VIP Sponsorships

Michigan Opera Theatre’s annual Fall Fundraiser tradition continues with an evening to celebrate the new appointment of Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director, Yuval Sharon. Please join us for our first-ever entirely drive-thru event to commemorate the opening night of Twilight: Gods and the exciting next chapter of MOT’s future.

Click here to view sponsorship levels and benefits. To learn more, contact Jocelyn Aptowitz, Development Associate, at 313.237.3236 or japtowitz@motopera.org.

Fast Facts

A drive-thru experience of Richard
Wagner’s opera Götterdämmerung
(Twilight of the Gods)

Co-commissioned by Michigan Opera
Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago

Concept, Direction, and English
translation by Yuval Sharon

Production Design by PXT Studio
(Jason Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras)

Musical arrangement by Ed Windels
With new narrative poetry by
Marsha Music

This production
Directed by Yuval Sharon
Sung in English
Run time: 65 minutes

Artists

Christine Goerke

Brünnhilde

Donnie Ray Albert

Alberich

Marsha Music

Queen Erda

Morris Robinson

Hagen

Sean Panikkar

Siegfried

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Fast Facts

A drive-thru experience of Richard
Wagner’s opera Götterdämmerung
(Twilight of the Gods)

Co-commissioned by Michigan Opera
Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago

Concept, Direction, and English
translation by Yuval Sharon

Production Design by PXT Studio
(Jason Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras)

Musical arrangement by Ed Windels
With new narrative poetry by
Marsha Music

This production
Directed by Yuval Sharon
Sung in English
Run time: 65 minutes

Sponsors