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Michigan Opera Theatre: Preserve the Legacy

The month of May features the final opera performance of the Michigan Opera Theatres’ spring season: Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. The production, running from May 12th through the 20th, will feature Antonello Palombi and John Pickle splitting the famous tenor role of Canio, with Jill Gardner (Nedda), Gordon Hawkins (Tonio), Luis Ledesma (Silvio), and Phillippe Pierce (Beppe) rounding out the cast.

I Pagliacci rounds off the spring MOT “fate” season, …more…

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony Bring Their “American Mavericks” Program to Southeast Michigan

Beginning this evening, the San Francisco Symphony will perform their multi-concert “American Mavericks Festival” series in Ann Arbor, which features an assortment of works by various pioneering American composers. This concert festival, having begun in San Francisco, and traveled to Chicago before coming to Ann Arbor, has received heaps of praise for its sold-out concerts.

This evening’s concert at Hill Auditorium features Orchestral Variations, Aaron Copland’s orchestration of his own 1930 Piano …more…

University Opera Theatre Presents Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” in Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan’s University Opera Theatre will be presenting a production of “The Rake’s Progress,”  featuring music by Igor Stravinsky, and libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman. There will be four performances at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, spanning March 22-25. Please visit the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance events page here for more details.

Stravinsky’s 1951 opera, considered to be one of …more…