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”
From Musical America:
When he first started discussions with director Yuval Sharon about using the Detroit Opera House parking garage to stage Twilight: Gods, Michigan Opera Theater (MOT) President and CEO Wayne S. Brown had no thoughts of Sharon becoming MOT’s artistic director on a permanent basis.
But with the huge success of the pandemic-induced Twilight, since reprised by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and with Sharon’s keen interest in site-specific work, a partnership was born, one that has since yielded additional "Out and About" stagings in Detroit, including Blue, in the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, and Bliss in the previously abandoned, gothic designed Michigan Theater. Next up, and this time finally back in the Detroit Opera House: La bohème, backwards.