Opera adapts to pandemic, hosts drive-thru show in a parking garage -- and the results are stunning
DETROIT – When one thinks of the opera, images of a parking garage are unlikely to come to mind, but some unexpected creativity during the pandemic allowed people to experience the opera from their vehicle. This proves it: When you can’t pack people into a theater, you find another way to perform. Michigan Opera Theatre opened its season in late December this way. Each act performed on a different level of the opera house garage. Watch nextREAD: Michigan Opera Theatre names Yuval Sharon new artistic director
Michigan Opera Theatre opens season with drive-thru experience amid COVID-19 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. READ: Michigan Opera Theatre welcomes new artistic director Yuval SharonWatch the video above for the full report
Michigan Opera Theatre welcomes new artistic director Yuval Sharon
DETROIT Fans of Detroits historic Michigan Opera Theatre are welcoming a new artistic director. Just building the Opera House and the Michigan Opera Theatre Company was a risk, but it paid off for Detroit. READ: Michigan Opera Theatre names Yuval Sharon new artistic directorHis passing is a wound that may never heal for everyone who loves and respects music, theatre and arts, but Wednesday is a big step in soothing that hurt with the announcement of a new, young, vibrant and ridiculously creative artistic director. Yuval Sharon is an international presence in theatre, known as a visionary and a rock star in opera and theatre circles. Now, hes calling Detroit, specifically the Detroit Opera House, home.