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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Set For Run at the Detroit Opera House, Book Writer Douglas Carter Beane Speaks of Modern Adaptation

Kelly Frazier | Posted 02.07.2017 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg) It's pretty hard to have grown up without seeing or reading some sort of iteration of the story of Cinderella. It's def...

Newsies The Musical Set For Run At The Detroit Opera House, Lyricist Jack Feldman Talks Of Show's Popularity

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.11.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Back in 1992, Newsies hit the silver screen as a film musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. While the movie itself wasn't much of hit back then, that was not the death of this story.

Wicked the Musical Hits the Detroit Opera House for an End-of-the-Year National Tour Run

Kelly Frazier | Posted 02.03.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Currently, with two North American touring companies along with the Broadway production, Wicked is wrapping up another successful year and will be returning to Detroit for an end of the year run at the Detroit Opera House starting Dec. 10 going through until Jan. 4.

Verdi's 'La Traviata,' A Courtesan's Love Story

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

Like more than a few operas, it seems, the character at the center is a courtesan, Violetta, who is fairly burned out from her life entertaining men and believes she will die soon. Entering her life, though, is a well-meaning -- if naive -- Alfredo Germont who has long been intrigued by Violetta with no apparent recognition of her profession or lifestyle.

The Barber of Seville at Michigan Opera Theatre

David Kiley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

The Barber of Seville is a corker of an opera. Even non-opera fans can get their heads and laughter around it, the story and familiar melodies and arias having become so iconic.

An Evening of Jazz

Judith Ellis | Posted 09.09.2012 | Detroit
Judith Ellis

"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself" -- Miles Davis My new jazz series, Judith Ellis Is Jazz with The Third Begi...

'Pagliacci' Returns To Detroit Opera After 27 Year Absence

David Kiley | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

What's not to like about a mad, sad, murderous clown?

'The Pearl Fishers' A Gem At Detroit Opera

David Kiley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

At bottom, it is about relationships, jealousy, lust, love, loyalty, power. Those are the ingredients of Shakespeare as well as "Mad Men."

Michigan Opera Theatre Needs $6 Million In 6 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

One of Detroit's cultural institutions is working quickly to raise $6 million by May 31. The Michigan Opera Theatre, which has already raised $5 milli...