Europeras 3 & 4
March 8-10, 2024Learn More
Pioneering composer John Cage reassembles European opera as a collage in Europeras 3 & 4. Chance operations dictate everything in the production. In its joyful anarchy, Cage's work invites audiences to embrace the unexpected. The return of live theater to the Gem for the first time in a decade!
Breaking The Waves
April 6 - 14, 2024Learn More
Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves is an unforgettable emotional experience based on the film by Lars von Trier. Bess undergoes a spiritual journey when her husband, Jan, suffers a paralyzing accident. What would you do for love if it meant turning against all that you know?
The Cunning Little Vixen
May 11 - 19, 2024Learn More
Human and animal worlds collide in Janáček’s enchanting, cinematic modern fable about a clever vixen who tries to outwit her captors. The production uses playful projections to transform singers into forest creatures, with hand-crafted animations that evoke the fable’s comic-strip origins.
Detroit Opera Resident Artists at The War Memorial
February 14, 2024 - April 25, 2024
Prepare to be captivated as The Alger Center at The War Memorial and the Detroit Opera Resident Artists proudly join forces, rekindling a partnership following the wonderful 2022-2023 recital series!
John Cage came to Black Mountain College in April 1948. He, along with his partner and collaborative choreographer Merce Cunningham, was en route to the West Coast….
The 1950s saw Cage toying with the very foundational ideas of composition. After receiving a copy of the I-Ching—a classic Chinese divination to...