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The Valkyries

Sept. 17-20, 2022
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Wagner’s best-known music – seen & heard like never before. A high-tech treatment of the most famous act in Wagner’s Ring Cycle makes this an experience you will not want to miss.

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Oct. 22-23, 2022
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Change the way you look at ballet - Bending the lines between classical and contemporary ballet, master choreographer Alonzo King draws on the strengths of his extraordinary dancers altering the way we look at ballet today.

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Faust

November 12-20, 2022
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With music that has almost never been heard in 150 years, this version restores Gounod’s original version – with newly discovered scenes and music – in a revelatory take on the classic story about a deal with the devil.

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Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

December 3-4, 2022
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Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music (with live orchestra), Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Hard Nut is a beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker, which channeled the warm spirit of this holiday tradition into the swinging 70’s with “fun and amazement dance in the same step” (NYT)

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Aida in Concert

December 30, 2022
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A rare peek behind the spectacle of the intimate drama and stunning music Verdi was a master of weaving together. A special one-night-only offering with a stellar cast: Detroit Opera’s own Christine Goerke and soprano Angel Blue both make role debuts under the baton of Jonathon Heyward.

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Ballet Preljocaj: Swan Lake

February 17-19, 2023
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Combining Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece with contemporary arrangements, he reinvents the timeless tale of love, betrayal, seduction, and remorse into a contemporary ecological tragedy.

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Xerxes

March 4-12, 2023
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A fast-paced mix of comedy and drama, this was Handel at his most innovative – and Tazewell Thompson’s striking and sumptuous production brings out all its many wonders.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 17-19, 2023
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has for more than 50 years entertained generations, transcended barriers and celebrated the African American cultural experience.

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Ainadamar

April 8-16, 2023
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Flamenco, rumba rhythms, and classical singing are woven together by one of today’s most exciting composers, Osvaldo Golijov. Ainadamar (“Fountain of Tears”) tells the tragic story of poet, playwright, and national icon Federico Garcia Lorca, killed by fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

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State Ballet of Georgia

April 29-30, 2023
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International ballet star Nina Ananiashvili (former prima ballerina with Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre) leads this dynamic group with a program of mostly George Balanchine, accompanied by full orchestra.

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Detroit Opera Celebrates Fifty Years of Detroit Pride

Today, June 24th, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Detroit Pride, a milestone that we are also celebrating at Detroit Opera!

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Reviews: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Share your thoughts on X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and read what other patrons had to say!

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Opera Through the Lens of the Black and Jewish Communities

Read Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s article originally published on The Detroit Jewish News.

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2022-23 Season of Opera and Dance

After a whirlwind couple of years, the 22-23 season sees us returning to the Detroit Opera House – but expect the unexpected,...

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