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Bringing Frida’s Dreams and Realities to the Stage

By: Austin T. Richey In Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2015 production of Frida, production designer Moníka Essen brought the many experiences of Frida Kahlo to the stage, from her youth, to her rise as a painter, to her dreams and nightmares. Now, Frida returns to Detroit after a successful run of productions around the country, and …

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Reviews: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here! Sue I always enjoy seeing the joy on the faces of this troupe. You can tell that they are having the best time. So it was a little bit different with the masks on but still amazing. And the …

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3Transformational 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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Reviews: Bliss

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here!   Rachel Hoh This was my first time experiencing opera live and it was nothing short of life changing. When I first entered the performance space, I cried! The majesty of the Michigan Theater combined with the sheer willpower …

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In Conversation: Ragnar Kjartansson and Yuval Sharon

Michigan Opera Theatre’s Artistic Director Yuval Sharon and Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson have never met but have talked online numerous times. This time, Yuval is at the Detroit Opera House, and Ragnar is at home in Iceland, where Yuval meets his children. One is three years old and “ridiculously sweet” and another is eleven, an …

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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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