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Michigan Opera Theatre

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...

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...