Community Events - Detroit Opera

Typically one-hour performances (live music and/or expert discussion) followed by a gathering with light refreshments. For more information, contact Arthur White, Director of External Affairs, at

Opera in the Parks

Detroit Opera in partnership with Detroit Parks & Recreation presents our 2022 Opera In The Parks concert series! Enjoy a free one-hour performance from members of our Touring Ensemble, including an accessible mix of favorites from Opera, Broadway and the American Songbook!


Learn about opera from those who love it! Attending a performance by Michigan Opera Theatre can be a transformative experience, and whetting your appetite at a community event (for example Overture to Opera) is a sure way to make your experience unforgettable. These events are typically one-hour performances followed by a gathering with light refreshments. Programs showcase the operas seen onstage that season at MOT, provide guests with history on the operas and productions, and are a way for opera enthusiasts old and new to meet and talk about opera. It's all part of MOT’s cultural service to our community, and an integral part of our mission to increase the impact and sustainability of opera in Michigan.