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

January 22, 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Willis Show Bar

Opera & Jazz at Willis Show Bar

4156 3rd Ave, Detroit

Enjoy jazz standards and music from Terrence Blanchard's "opera in jazz" CHAMPION in the art moderne setting of Detroit’s most intimate upscale cabaret and cocktail bar!

Featuring MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE STUDIO ARTISTS with THE ALVIN WADDLES TRIO performing jazz standards and music from Terence Blanchard’s “Opera in Jazz” Champion!

Two Shows: 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
$5 YPC Members



February 2, 6:30 PM

Overture to Opera at the Brewery

525 Argyle Road, Windsor

The Walkerville Brewery (in Windsor, Canada) and Michigan Opera Theatre present an evening of opera performed by Michigan Opera Theatre Studio artists. Joining them are Velda Kelly (violin), Nadine Deleury (cello), and Michael Sherman (piano).


Cash bar and refreshments available.

Your attendance at this event will entitle you to a 25% discount on MOT tickets (bus service to the Detroit Opera House from Windsor available Sunday, April 5 and Wednesday, May 13).

February 5, 12:30 PM

Overture to Opera

44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township

Enjoy discussion and performances by MOT artists!

Community events are supported by an award from: