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VIDEO: Michigan Opera Theatre Artists Perform ‘Brindisi’ From LA TRAVIATA
by Stage Tube – Jan 3, 2021

MOT Studio Artists (soprano Avery Boettcher and tenor Edward Graves) sing the Brindisi (the drinking song) from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘La Traviata,’ accompanied by members of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.

OPERA America Next Stage Grants 2020 Photo
OPERA America Next Stage Grants 2020
by BWW News Desk – Dec 16, 2020

OPERA America  announce the eight Professional Company  Members receiving a total of $250,000 as part of the newly reestablished Next Stage Grants program.

La Scala Cancels Gala Season Opener Starring Lisette Oropesa Photo
La Scala Cancels Gala Season Opener Starring Lisette Oropesa
by BWW News Desk – Dec 7, 2020

Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been forced to miss the opportunity to be the first American to sing a title role in the gala season opener at La Scala since the 1950s.

Opera Saratoga Presents Deborah Nansteel, Brandie Sutton and More as Part of AMERICA  Photo
Opera Saratoga Presents Deborah Nansteel, Brandie Sutton and More as Part of AMERICA SINGS Series
by BWW News Desk – Nov 13, 2020

On Thursday, November 19th, in partnership with Caffè Lena, Opera Saratoga will launch AMERICA SINGS, a monthly concert series featuring an array of diverse, internationally acclaimed artists.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces New Production Additions to Current 2020/21 Season Photo
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces New Production Additions to Current 2020/21 Season
by BWW News Desk – Nov 12, 2020

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s general director, president & CEO, announced additional new programming today following the cancellation of all 2020/21 Season live mainstage performances, in accordance with ongoing 2020 health considerations and regulations.

Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART Photo
Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART
by BWW News Desk – Nov 5, 2020

EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.

Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART Photo
Cast Announced for Streaming Production of EVERY WAITING HEART
by BWW News Desk – Oct 29, 2020

EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.

Opera America Announces Ten Inductees To The Newly Formed Opera Hall Of Fame  Photo
Opera America Announces Ten Inductees To The Newly Formed Opera Hall Of Fame 
by BWW News Desk – Oct 26, 2020

OPERA America has announced the inaugural group of inductees to the Opera Hall of Fame. The Opera Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field. It was established in 2020 on the occasion of OPERA America’s 50th anniversary, a celebration of the progress of the industry over the past half-century.

Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Free Screenings Of TWILIGHT: GODS Photo
Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Free Screenings Of TWILIGHT: GODS
by BWW News Desk – Oct 19, 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) has added free, live screenings of Michigan Opera Theatre Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s highly-anticipated “Götterdämmerung” adaptation, “Twilight: Gods.” Screenings will take place Oct. 20 and 21, starting at 6:20 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. inside the Detroit Opera House.

Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Additional Performance of TWILIGHT: GODS Photo
Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Additional Performance of TWILIGHT: GODS
by BWW News Desk – Oct 12, 2020

Following three sell-out performances, Michigan Opera Theatre has added an Oct. 21 production of its novel Twilight: Gods opera at the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. Tickets are $79 per car and go on sale at noon, Monday, Oct. 12th!

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Reimagined Programs for the New Season Photo
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Reimagined Programs for the New Season
by BWW News Desk – Sep 24, 2020

In light of ongoing 2020 health considerations and regulations that have forced Lyric to cancel live mainstage performances through December 31, 2020, Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s general director, president and CEO, has announced the company’s reimagined slate of exciting artistic activities.

Michigan Opera Theatre Names Yuval Sharon As New Artistic Director, Announces October Photo
Michigan Opera Theatre Names Yuval Sharon As New Artistic Director, Announces October Performance In Parking Structure
by BWW News Desk – Sep 9, 2020

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Yuval Sharon has been announced as the first-ever Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director. Sharon’s five-year appointment is made possible by a generous gift from Gary L. Wasserman, a member of the MOT Board of Directors.

Seven New Works and More In Development from Guerilla Opera Composers Photo
Seven New Works and More In Development from Guerilla Opera Composers
by BWW News Desk – Sep 4, 2020

The Coronavirus emergency left the landscape for the arts gloomy, but  Guerilla Opera’s thirteenth season had successes which propelled the company into a new era of female leadership and artistry. Guerilla Opera’s composers are equally winning. With seven works in development, many smaller projects, and new digital programming, the company’s fans and supporters have a lot to look forward to in future seasons.

OPERA America Awards $980,000 in Innovation Grants to 13 Member Companies Photo
OPERA America Awards $980,000 in Innovation Grants to 13 Member Companies
by BWW News Desk – Sep 1, 2020

OPERA America has announced the 13 Professional Company Members receiving a total of $980,000 as part of the fourth cycle of the Innovation Grants program. These grants enable organizations of all sizes to increase their commitment to experimentation and innovation, as well as contribute to field-wide learning.

Henry Ford Health System Kicks Off David DiChiera Music Therapy Program with Detroit  Photo
Henry Ford Health System Kicks Off David DiChiera Music Therapy Program with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk – Aug 12, 2020

Henry Ford Health System, in partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), has begun offering virtual musical performances to cancer patients via its music therapy program named for the founding general director of Michigan Opera Theatre, David DiChiera.

New 9,100 Seat Deck Expands Social Distancing Possibilities At Detroit Opera House Ev Photo
New 9,100 Seat Deck Expands Social Distancing Possibilities At Detroit Opera House Events
by BWW News Desk – Aug 5, 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) has acquired a 9,100-square foot deck for the Detroit Opera House. The deck creates a floor that covers the theater’s main-level seating and includes several configurations to connect with the stage.

Opera In Concert Featuring Grammy Award-winning Baritone Gabriel Preisser Streams Sep Photo
Opera In Concert Featuring Grammy Award-winning Baritone Gabriel Preisser Streams September 13
by BWW News Desk – Jul 31, 2020

On Sunday, September 13, Opera Orlando fans are in for a special treat as executive director and acclaimed baritone Gabriel Preisser presents an exclusive concert of his personal opera and musical theater favorites in celebration of his recent Grammy win.

Michigan Opera Theatre Receives $50,000 in CARES Funding Through NEA Photo
Michigan Opera Theatre Receives $50,000 in CARES Funding Through NEA
by BWW News Desk – Jul 9, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) a $50,000 grant to support artists costs during this time of closing due to the spread of COVID-19.

Michigan Opera Theatre Summer Program to Feature Guest Artists From HAMILTON Photo
Michigan Opera Theatre Summer Program to Feature Guest Artists From HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk – Jul 7, 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre’s summer theater program will feature guest artists from the acclaimed Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ in its line-up. The teen program, ‘Operetta Remix,’ will include special guests Jonathan Christopher and Nikisha Williams, who perform in the ensemble of the touring production of ‘Hamilton.’

Rackham Choir Announces Cancellation Of This Year's Performance Of TOO HOT TO HANDEL! Photo
Rackham Choir Announces Cancellation Of This Year’s Performance Of TOO HOT TO HANDEL!
by BWW News Desk – Jul 2, 2020

Yesterday the Michigan Opera Theatre and Detroit Opera Housea?”Rackham Choir’s production partners for Too Hot To Handel!a?”announced they would be focusing on small-scale productions for the 2020-2021 season, which means that the beloved jazz-gospel version of Handel’s Messiah will not be able to be performed this year.

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