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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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Reviews: Ballet Hispánico

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here! Terri Both my husband and I loved Ballet Hispanico’s Dona Peron! The prima ballerina gave a beautiful, strong, and captivating performance while the rest of the company provided a wonderful showcase for her. The set and costuming were simple …

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Reviews: Frida

Learn more about the production here. Have time to take a quick 1-min survey? Click Here! Elizabeth Mays Frida, played by Catalina Cuervo, was phenominal. Her voice was clear, consistent and always in character; her presence swayed across the stage with such elegance and sass. I would love to see this play again, preferably on …

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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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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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