Too Hot To Handel - Detroit Opera

Too Hot To Handel

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The exuberant, jazz-gospel makeover of Handel’s classic Messiah returns to the Detroit Opera House stage for the first time since 2019.  Fiery soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson are back, along with pianist Alvin Waddles, a jazz combo, the Detroit Opera Orchestra and Rackham Choir under the baton of Suzanne Mallare Acton.  Celebrate the 20th production of this Detroit tradition and fill your soul and spirit!

Fast Facts

Too Hot To Handel
Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Melodies and lyrics from Handel’s Messiah
Reinterpreted by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson

This Production
Producer: Rackham Choir
Orchestra: Too Hot Orchestra
Conductor: Suzanne Mallare Acton

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including intermission

Artists

Suzanne Mallare Acton

Conductor

Alfreda Burke

Soprano

Karen Marie Richardson

Alto

Rodrick Dixon

Tenor

Alvin Waddles

Pianist

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Fast Facts

Too Hot To Handel
Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Melodies and lyrics from Handel’s Messiah
Reinterpreted by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson

This Production
Producer: Rackham Choir
Orchestra: Too Hot Orchestra
Conductor: Suzanne Mallare Acton

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including intermission