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Virtual Valhalla

Wotan’s digital world comes alive on the Detroit Opera House stage thanks to LA-based PXT Studio and its founders Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H. Thompson. If you attended our groundbreaking production of Twilight Gods, then you are already familiar with their work! For The Valkyries, PXT continues their Detroit collaboration with the help of three …

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Meet the cast of THE VALKYRIES

Meet Our Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis leads the Detroit Opera Orchestra through Wagner’s “music of the future!” One of today’s most recognized and acclaimed conductors, Sir Andrew Davis’s career spans more than 50 years during which he has been the musical and artistic leader at several of the world’s most distinguished opera and symphonic …

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Epically Intimate

Over the summer, Detroit Opera’s Artistic Director Yuval Sharon talked with Associate Artistic Director Christine Goerke about bringing Wagner’s opera and one of her signature roles to the Detroit Opera House stage. Listen to the full conversation on our podcast: Detroit Opera · OperaHERE: The Valkyries Yuval Sharon: We are about to revisit a production …

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Detroit Opera Celebrates Fifty Years of Detroit Pride

In 1972, just three years after New York’s Stonewall Riots, the Michigan Gay Confederation organized Detroit’s first gay pride march. Hundreds of participants rallied proudly down Woodward Avenue in one of America’s earliest examples of LGBTQ+ organizing.   Today,  June 24th, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Detroit Pride, a milestone that we are also celebrating …

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Reviews: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here!   Jeffrey Profoundly beautiful and meaningful. So grateful for this wonderful performance. Pam I thoroughly enjoy the performance. Nancy I think it is great that the Detroit Opera house is stepping outside of the box and bringing new performances …

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Opera Through the Lens of the Black and Jewish Communities

By: Yuval Sharon First published on 4/27/2022 With the Detroit Opera House now open, we are currently in rehearsal for one of the most significant projects in the company’s 50-year history: a major new production of Anthony Davis’ opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, directed by Robert O’Hara. I’ll never forget the first …

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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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Opera House Ushers

Detroit Opera and the Detroit Opera House are grateful for all of our volunteers! From tour guides, docents, ambassadors, and more, each volunteer is an integral part of not only our operations, but our family. National Volunteer Week is April 17th through the 23rd, and Detroit Opera would like to give a special shoutout to …

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Anthony Davis’s X

A number of years ago I was doing research on Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (1985) at the archives of the New York Public Library when I came across an intriguing clause in a contract for the various organizations producing the opera. “The word ‘jazz’,” it read, “should not be …

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Reviews: La Bohème

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here!     Audience Reactions   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2mO1ir2P0 Harriet Superb and fascinating performance! Well sung and acted by each of the featured singers. I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed the reversal of the acts! It made it “new”, …

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