Community Events - Michigan Opera Theatre

Learn about opera from those who love it!

Attending a performance by Michigan Opera Theatre can be a transformative experience, and whetting your appetite at a community event (for example Overture to Opera) is a sure way to make your experience unforgettable. These events are typically one-hour performances followed by a gathering with light refreshments. Programs showcase the operas seen onstage that season at MOT, provide guests with history on the operas and productions, and are a way for opera enthusiasts old and new to meet and talk about opera. It's all part of MOT’s cultural service to our community, and an integral part of our mission to increase the impact and sustainability of opera in Michigan.

For more information

Contact Arthur White, Director of External Affairs
awhite@motopera.org

February 5, 12:30 PM

Overture to Opera

44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township

Enjoy discussion and performances by MOT artists!

November 13, 7:00 PM

The Players

Free Opera Event

3321 East Jefferson Avenue

Learn about upcoming productions while enjoying performances by MOT singers at one of Detroit's beautiful landmarks, The Players.

FREE. RSVP to operaclubs@motopera.orgs.

October 29, 6:30 PM

A Spooky Evening with Sweeney Todd

The Detroit Club | 712 Cass Ave, Detroit

Celebrate Halloween two days early at the Detroit Club for and enjoy music from Sweeney Todd and other creepy classics! The bar will be serving bloody cocktails and the restaurant will be serving meat pies. Costumes encouraged!

6:30 PM Doors | 7:00 PM Performance | Dinner reservations can be made (313) 338-3222

Open to the Public - $15
YPC Members (join!) receive FREE entry & a complimentary cocktail
YPC Members must RSVP to ypc@motopera.org

October 24, 7:00-9:00 PM

Opera at the Manor

380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills

Join us at Cranbrook House for a musical evening with Michigan Opera Theatre. MOT Studio Artists will offer an eclectic program of operatic hits and music from Broadway, showcasing their 2019-2020 season, which features Don Giovanni, Sweeney Todd, Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci, and more!

Doors open at 7:00pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm and last about 60 minutes. After the performance, mingle with the artists while enjoying desserts and a cash bar (21+).

Admission
General Public: $40 per person
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $35 per person

Registration is required by Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00pm as seating is limited. Please call 248.645.3149 or click here to Reserve Online.

October 18, 5:00-10:00 PM

Don Giovanni Steam Night

8295 Oakland Ave, Detroit

Join us at The Schvitz, Detroit’s original urban health club and the only historic bath house left in the city, and steam with Don Giovanni. Enjoy great food, camaraderie, and a pop-up performance by artists from MOT.

Open to the Public - $30 for steamers
YPC Members (become a member) get $10 off entry and a complimentary cocktail.

No RSVP required.

October 6, 2:00 PM

Afternoon Lecture and Song

43843 Romeo Plank Road (South of Hall Road)

All about Don Giovanni.  Presentation by John Zaretti, President of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, with Artists from the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio performing selections from Mozart’s masterwork.

Complimentary wine and soda.

FREE with RSVP to operaclubs@motopera.orgs.

October 3, 7:00 PM

Evening Lecture and Song

1526 Broadway Street

All about Don Giovanni. Presentation by John Zaretti, President of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, with Artists from the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio performing selections from Mozart’s masterwork.

Complimentary wine and soda.

FREE with RSVP to operaclubs@motopera.orgs.

FREE Parking in the Opera House surface lot — enter from John R Street