Familiar faces at Detroit Opera House
A handful of Grosse Pointe residents will grace the stage when Detroit Opera — previously Michigan Opera Theatre — presents “La bohème,” opening this weekend. Grosse Pointers Oscar DeLuca and Roxanne Norris will perform in the Children’s Chorus, while Diane Rae Schoff of Grosse Pointe Woods and Claire Chardon Kahl of Grosse Pointe Park aregrossepointenews.com
Michigan Opera Theatre Presents “Blue,” Exploring Race and Police Brutality in America
But, in the latest offering from the Michigan Opera Theatre, those conventions are set aside to make way for something truly relevant in 2021. The MOT is staging the opera ”Blue” on Sept. 11 and 12. It’s an opera that digs into issues of police brutality and race, shining light on some of the hardest conversations we’re having as a society in contemporary America. GuestsKaneza Schaal is director of Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of “Blue.” In discussing the opera’s themes of police brutality and race in America, Schaal says it’s also about modern American life. Yuval Sharon is the artistic director for the Michigan Opera Theatre.wdet.org
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.
Michigan Opera Theatre names new artistic director
The Michigan Opera Theatre has named a new artistic director to succeed Dr. David DiChiera, who died in 2018. Rising opera star Yuval Sharon has been announced as the first-ever Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director. The 2021-22 season, Sharons first full season as artistic director, will be announced this spring. The recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in Theatre, Sharon is among the most in-demand and innovative names in opera today. In addition to his appointment at MOT, Sharon will continue his role as Artistic Director of The Industry.