Like theaters across the globe, Michigan Opera Theatre has felt the tremendous impact of COVID-19 with the cancellation of most of our 2020 performances. Despite these challenges, members of our orchestra, studio, and renowned artists from across the country united as a team under the direction of newly-appointed Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director Yuval Sharon to launch Detroit’s first drive-thru opera in the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. Driven by a strong desire to find a way to serve our community safely, this creativity would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support from our community who rallied to purchase tickets and donate in support of Twilight: Gods.
With record high numbers of virus cases on the rise, it is unclear when we will safely resume opera and dance performances at the Detroit Opera House or other community spaces. Your support is needed now, more than ever, as Michigan Opera Theatre enters a period entirely reliant on donations to ensure operations into the winter. Every contribution supports the continuation of digital programs like MOT at Home and Dance Dialogues, the training of young artists through our MOT Studio and the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, and artistic planning for the nearest opportunity Michigan Opera Theatre can bring opera and dance performances into the community.
Your gift makes a difference, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your ongoing commitment to the arts in Detroit. We look forward welcoming you back the Detroit Opera House when it is safe to do so.