Michigan Opera Theatre’s opera education programs aim to train future performers and current performers in creativity, movement, voice and more!

Opera Workshop

evanRossArtistApprentice.jpg2-Week Intensive for Advanced Singers

OPERA WORKSHOP

Director: Alaina Brown
July 14-27, 2014

Hone your vocal and acting skills this summer at the Detroit Opera House!

Students receive daily coaching in acting, movement, diction, voice and more, culminating in a fully staged public performance in the main theater. All participants will be evaluated by the MOT general director, and the touring director, for consideration for the Apprentice Program and Touring Program.


Meets
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Performances
Recital: Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. (Chrysler Theater)
Final Performance: Sunday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. (Main Stage)

Ages
College Students (advanced high school students may be considered)

Fee
Full day: $1000
Half day: $500

Enrollment
Application and Enrollment information

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2014
For more information call the LATOH hotline: (313) 237-3270.

OPERETTA WORKSHOP

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OPERETTA WORKSHOP

Operetta Workshop is a three-week day camp for young people from ages 12 to 18 to learn acting, singing and dancing, as well as healthy voice care. Participants will learn and perform a Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta on the Detroit Opera House main stage. The final production will be fully staged and costumed, allowing for a very special experience for young performers!

Directed by Julie Smith, with instructor Wendy Bloom and accompanist Joseph Jackson.

Prerequisites
No previous experience necessary.
No audition required. 

Ages
12 through high school

Meets
Monday – Friday, Aug 4-22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
Performance: Friday, Aug 22 at 6:00 p.m. (Main Stage)

Fee
$475

Enrollment subject to availability.

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For more information call the LATOH hotline: (313) 237-3270.

Create and Perform

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DATES TBA

CREATE AND PERFORM

Instructor: Karen V. DiChiera, Director of Community Programs; Educator and Composer

Young (ages 12-18) composers and performers are invited to create music and theatrical works.

Prerequisites
No previous experience necessary

Ages 
10-18

Meets
Class schedule TBA

Fee
$225


Enrollment subject to availability.

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For more information call the LATOH hotline: (313) 237-3270.

Lens on the City

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LENS ON THE CITY

Lens on the City is a three-day inter-generational learning experience. Families or groups of adults and children (8 years to 108 years!), will experience exclusive photo tours of downtown Detroit. Budding photographers will also receive instruction on photography basics from a professional photographer. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students must bring their own cameras.

Prerequisites
Must have a camera

Age
8 to adult

Meets
Dates TBA

Fee
$60 for three sessions

 

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For more information call the LATOH hotline: (313) 237-3270.

Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSONS

Michigan Opera Theatre offers private music lessons year round, for beginners and beyond, in voice (all genres), piano, and composition.

To schedule a lesson, contact Pette Moore at (313) 237-3419 or pmoore@motopera.org.

 

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Voice Instructor
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  alainaBrown100.jpg Alaina Brown
Voice Instructor
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Voice Coach
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  robertSwedberg100.jpgRobert Swedberg
Dramatic Instructor
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Opera Talks

Michigan Opera Theatre offers free opera and dance talks one hour prior to each performance. Noted experts provide background and important information on what you will see on stage, enhancing your performance experience!

Opera Talks, hosted by the ever-popular Dr. Wallace Peace, are held one hour prior to each performance. Be sure to get to the opera house early to take advantage of this insightful preview of what’s to come on stage. With his blend of humor and wit, Dr. Peace’s Opera Talks are entertaining and not-to-be-missed! Opera plots can be complicated and sometimes confusing to new opera-goers. Opera Talks with Dr. Peace will be an insightful and entertaining overview for new opera-goers as well as opera regulars.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to further enhance your experience at the Detroit Opera House!