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May 11 - 19, 2024

The Cunning Little Vixen

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.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

May 11 - 19, 2024
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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.

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2024-25 Season of Opera

October 19, 2024
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Our Opera Season opens on October 19 with Verdi's La traviata, directed by Francesca Zambello. Further offerings include Handel's Rinaldo, a new production of Cosi fan tutte directed by Yuval Sharon, and Anthony Davis' Pulitzer Prize winning opera The Central Park Five. Subscribe today!

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2024-25 Season of Dance

November 2, 2024
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Our Dance Season opens November 2 with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and features innovative and comedic presentations by The Trocks, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Twyla Tharp Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Malandain Ballet Biarritz. Subscribe today!

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News/Blog

Janáček, Nationalism, and Nature

In The Cunning Little Vixen, premiered in 1924, Janáček toes the line between realism and fantasy…

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Detroit Opera Announces the 2024-25 Resident Artists

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