Michigan Opera Theatre opens season with drive-thru experience amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemic leads to unexpected creativity

Unconventional opera opening held in Detroit during coronavirus pandemic

DETROIT – The coronavirus pandemic has led to unexpected creativity.

Did you ever think you’d see an opera staged in a parking garage? The Michigan Opera Theatre opened its season as a drive-thru experience.

It was a first for Detroit and proof that creative minds can’t be stopped -- not even for a pandemic. Much like a drive in movie, attendees were instructed on how to tune in their radios to get live audio.

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