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All Opera & Dance Performances

Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Merry Widow
2014/2015 Opera
The Merry Widow
Lehár's THE MERRY WIDOW April 11-19, 2015
Sung in English with English supertitles

The Merry Widow revolves around a rich widow whose wealth would be transferred to her next husband, were she to remarry. Lehar's rollicking operetta fills the air with waltzes as the locals scramble to keep the widow from leaving the country with a foreign guy and all her loot.

Renowned soprano Deborah Voight sings the lead role in all four performances. MOT last produced the work at the Fisher Theatre in 1984.

Ted Sperling conducts.
Sun 4/19/15 2:30PM The Merry Widow


The Very Last Green Thing
2014/2015 Other
The Very Last Green Thing
THE VERY LAST GREEN THING April 25, 2015

Set in 2192, a classroom of students venture outside for a rare field trip and discover a time capsule containing something unusual — a small, withering plant. A timeless environmental message of hope, The Very Last Green Thing will be performed by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus.
Sat 4/25/15 2:30PM The Very Last Green Thing


Faust
2014/2015 Opera
Faust
Gounod's FAUST May 9-17, 2015
Sung in French with English supertitles

Gounod's grand opera Faust is among the 20 most often performed operas. The title character makes a pact with the devil, exchanging eternity for youth and temporal love.

Caitlin Lynch (Donna Anna, MOT's 2010 Don Giovanni) sings the role of Marguerite, the woman Méphistophélès uses to lure Faust to hell. In the process, Marguerite nearly loses her own soul, but manages to beat the devil at last.

Russel Thomas sings the title role, Matt Boehler appears as Méphistophélès. Steven Mercurio conducts; Bernard Uzan directs.
Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM Faust
Wed 5/13/15 7:30PM Faust
Sat 5/16/15 7:30PM Faust
Sun 5/17/15 2:30PM Faust


2015BravoBravo
2014/2015 Other
2015BravoBravo
BravoBravo! has sold out annually since 2009. Specifically targeted to the young professional demographic, metro Detroit area, this event caters to the 21-50 year old, educated, successful professional with a sincere interest in assisting with the support of Michigan Opera Theatre, a major cultural resource of the city of Detroit and the State of Michigan. Since launching this event in 1999, BravoBravo! has raised over $1.5 million. This much-needed funding directly supports the artistic and educational endeavors of MOT, and the continued improvement and sustainability of the Detroit Opera House. Entering its 16th year, BravoBravo! continues to engage the community by enlisting the support of local restaurants, businesses, musicians and volunteers.
Fri 6/5/15 8:00PM 2015BravoBravo


Learning at the Opera House
2015/2016 LATOH
Learning at the Opera House

'Click' on the link above to see ALL of this summer's offerings at Learning at the Opera House
Mon 6/22/15 10:00AM Create & Perform
Mon 7/6/15 10:00AM Operetta Workshop
Mon 7/20/15 9:30AM Lens on the City