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Detroit Opera appoints Roberto Kalb as Music Director

I can’t imagine an opera company that is more in touch with what it means to produce opera for our modern-day audiences, or one that is better attuned to its community. — Roberto Kalb DETROIT, November 2022—Detroit Opera has announced that Roberto Kalb will be its next Music Director, effective November 20, 2022 through the end …

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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, as each opera will take you somewhere new. From beloved classics to exciting company premieres, from high-tech stage wizardry to the pure musical experience of opera-in-concert, and closing with a work that will …

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3 Transformational Gifts Build a Foundation for MOT’s Next 50

You may have recently read in the news of three extraordinary grant awards Michigan Opera Theatre received in support of artistic work, audience growth, general operations, and the Capital Campaign for the Detroit Opera House. These generous contributions are an investment in the new work MOT is undertaking to create innovative opera productions, engage our …

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Wayne S. Brown talks One to One with Musical America

Michigan Opera Theatre’s Prisdent and CEO Wayne S. Brown talked with Musical America’s Susan Elliot as part of their on-going interview series “The One to One interviews: How leaders are managing the crisis”   https://youtu.be/8EQzvYRsslY   From Musical America: When he first started discussions with director Yuval Sharon about using the Detroit Opera House parking …

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MOT Statement on the passing of Karen VanderKloot DiChiera

Michigan Opera Theatre mourns the passing of Karen VanderKloot DiChiera. “Ms. DiChiera’s leadership and commitment to Michigan Opera Theatre has been unwavering from the earliest days of our organization,” says Wayne S. Brown, MOT President and CEO. “She has been instrumental in shaping not only the opera company as an institution, but also the lives of thousands of …

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Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X to have its Metropolitan Opera premiere

“As a composer, I am thrilled to help create X as an opera for today that speaks to the future as well as the past.” — Anthony Davis The upcoming Michigan Opera Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X directed by Robert O’Hara and conducted by Kazem Abdullah will premiere at The Metropolitan Opera …

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Tony-Award Winner Kelli O’Hara, Performers from Hamilton, and Opera Stars featured as Guest Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre’s Operetta Remix

From Left to Right: Kelli O’Hara, Janai Brugger, Nikisha Williams, Jonathan Christopher, and Eric Sciotto. Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce that its summer program for Teens, Operetta Remix, will feature an all-star lineup of Guest Artists including Tony-award winning actress and singer Kelli O’Hara, lauded American Soprano Janai Brugger, Broadway dancer Eric Sciotto, …

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Teacher Appreciation Week

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to spotlight two of MOT’s incredible teaching artists, Mary Martin and Indigo Colbert! Both are headed into their third summers as leaders of MOT’s Operetta Remix program, and we can’t wait to see the great things in store for their students this July. To Mary …

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