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December 16, 2023

Beyond The Pit

Join us for this free community concert featuring the musicians of the Detroit Opera Orchestra, led by Music Director Roberto Kalb, and the Detroit Opera Resident Artists. Enjoy an evening of classical works by Mozart, Verdi, Copland, and more!

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Upcoming Performances


Compañía Nacional de Danza de España: Carmen

January 17, 2024
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Detroit Opera House debut! Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza will perform reimagined version of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. This will be the only U.S. performance of choreographer Johan Inger’s Carmen during the company’s North American tour.


Europeras 3 & 4

March 8-10, 2024
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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, 2024
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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?

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Detroit Opera Youth Chorus: Odyssey

April 20, 2024
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An opera for young audiences! The young choristers of the Detroit Opera Youth Chorus will be the stars of Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s full-length opera Odyssey. Homer’s epic tale of a hero’s journey home.

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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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