49th Season Gala - Michigan Opera Theatre

Saluting the Extraordinary

Michigan Opera Theatre celebrated Gala 49 entitled, "Saluting the Extraordinary" on October 12, 2019. The evening featured a concert by American tenor Michael Fabiano along with performances from soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Rodrick Dixon, principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre, and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercurio.

We are thrilled to announce that Gala 49 raised over 1.6 million dollars! This amazing show of support truly commemorates the legacies of the evening’s honorees, MOT Board Chairman Rick Williams and internationally renowned tenor and educator George Shirley. Funds raised will enhance MOT’s education and community programs and support necessary maintenance requirements within our historic Detroit Opera House.

Michigan Opera Theatre is grateful to all those who made the evening a success.

Check out the links below for
photos from Gala 49!

Gala 49 Photography by Tafari 

MetroTimes: Everyone we saw at the Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2019-2020 season opening gala