Dance

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season!

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season!

Spring is here, and the time has come to officially announce our 2017-18 season! This will be the first season under the artistic leadership of our Principal Conductor Stephen Lord, and it features a great blend of old favorites as well as exciting new works! On the opera side, our season features three beloved classics: Verdi’s […]
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A Cinderella Story Reviews

A Cinderella Story Reviews

March 2017 About this production Jenni Thank you for a thoroughly unique, energetic, dynamic, exciting afternoon at the ballet! I had the pleasure to see A Cinderella Story today with my 12 year old daughter. We were both mezmerized from the beginning. The staging, the choreography, the fresh interpretation, the costumes and the music were a […]
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Common Ground Reviews

Common Ground Reviews

  March 2017 INFORMATION Joyce Stearnes Thompson –  Auburn Hills I thoroughly enjoyed the entire program. The integration of various dance styles was exquisite and beautiful, and I was amazed at the stamina exhibited by the dancers throughout their performances. In addition the choreography was amazing. My husband and I purchased the dance series and […]
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The Nutcracker Reviews

The Nutcracker Reviews

November 2016 About this production Stephanie W – Fenton The dancers were great. The sets could have been more extravagant. I expected a lot more “wow” factor with the decor and the choice of costumes for the dancers. It was very beautiful, but I have seen better. I still would like to congratulate everyone on a […]
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Three Things You Never Knew About The Nutcracker

Three Things You Never Knew About The Nutcracker

This week we count down the days until the opening of BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker,” returning to the Detroit Opera House Thanksgiving weekend. The ballet tells the story of the young Clara and her Nutcracker-turned-prince as they journey together for a magical evening on Christmas Eve to The Land of Sweets. As a beloved holiday tradition, […]
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The Sleeping Beauty Reviews

The Sleeping Beauty Reviews

March-April 2016 INFORMATION ON THE SLEEPING BEAUTY   “ABT’s lavish ‘Sleeping Beauty’ wows Opera House crowd” -David Lyman, Detroit Free Press    Gregory Bator  – Royal Oak Simply exquisite! This was a feast for eyes and ears! Go figure I stayed awake the entire performance too!   Mary – Atlanta, Georgia Attended with my 10 year […]
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Re-Awakening The Sleeping Beauty

Re-Awakening The Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm The Carr Center | 311 E. Grand River, Detroit FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Attending “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Detroit Opera House? Learn more about the production with this FREE lecture, “Re-Awakening Sleeping Beauty: The Lively Debate over Alexei Ratmansky’s New Production” by Tim Scholl, Professor of […]
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Eisenhower Dance 25th Anniversary reviews

Eisenhower Dance 25th Anniversary reviews

January 2016 INFORMATION   Steve & Jan – Livonia The dance show was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Bollero Revisited dance.   Janice Chirio – Commerce I might be bias, as Lindsay is my daughter, but every time I watch their performances, they just look better and better.  The dancers all compliment each other very nicely!!   […]
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Nutcracker Family Matinees

Nutcracker Family Matinees

A variety of holiday activities at the Detroit Opera House make The Nutcracker a family outing that children and adults cherish for years to come. Family matinees include: Live reindeer on Broadway Street Photos with Santa and the Nutcracker (Santa arrives at 12:30PM) Join the Sugar Plum Parade on stage following the performance Holiday-themed crafts courtesy of Arts & […]
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Interview with Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet

Interview with Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet

Michigan Opera Theatre audiences last saw the work of Australian choreographer Stanton Welch when the Joffrey Ballet performed his Son of Chamber Symphony (2012), to the music of John Adams, in its appearance on our stage in March of 2014. For that unconventional piece, Welch had said he sought to “show the seams” of movement that ballet tends to […]
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