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Detroit: Opera

Detroit is home to the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), the principal opera company of Michigan, and one of the few major opera companies to own its own theatre. Although not the oldest opera company around, MOT has risen to become a regional force in both opera and ballet. Each season, MOT features several productions, both of standard repertoire and newer works. Within the past few years, MOT has premiered new operas by composers, such as Richard Danielpour and David DiChiera.

In addition to the Michigan Opera Theatre, the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor hosts both professional and student opera productions throughout the year, either at the Mendelssohn Theatre, Hill Auditorium, or the Power Center for Performing Arts. (Kevin Wilt)

Detroit Opera: Opera Around Detroit

Below are our Detroit Opera recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Detroit Art.

Michigan Opera Theater

Michigan Opera Theater offers the Detroit community the opportunity to hear some of the world’s biggest opera stars, such as Ruth Ann Swenson and Denyce Graves in a wonderful mixture of repertoire from Bel canto to Verismo, as well as contemporary pieces.

Opera Talks begin one hour prior to each performance, and are free to all ticket holders. Other special events such as The Insider’s Opera Experience, offer reduced admission to …more…