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


Operetta Workshop


Director: Amy Malaney
Accompanist: Joseph Jackson
Operetta: Ruddigore by Gilbert Sullivan

Operetta Workshop is a three-week day camp for young people from ages 10 to 18 who are directed in acting, singing, stage movement, healthy vocal technique, and how to audition. The final performance of Ruddigore will take place on the Detroit Opera House main stage.


No previous experience necessary.
No audition required.


  • 10-18 years of age


  • Monday – Friday, June 27 – July 15, 2016
  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM each day (early drop-off / late pick-up available upon request)

Final Performance

    • Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:30PM on the Detroit Opera House main stage



  • $475

For information regarding scholarships contact Pette Moore at 313.237.3419 or pmoore@motopera.org.

Enrollment subject to availability. For more information call the LATOH hotline at 313.237.3419.


Create and Perform


At the the Detroit Opera House
A two-week program in which students ages 8-18 use improvisation to create their own stories, music compositions and dances, culminating in a final performance in our Black Box Theater.

At your school
This program is also offered as an in-school residency. As a residency, MOT artists and administrators work with school teachers and administration to design a cross-curricular, multi-disciplinary learning experience while simultaneously guiding students through the creation of their own curriculum-themed, original opera. For information regarding in-school residencies contact Andrea Scobie ascobie@motopera.org.



  • Madelyn Porter, Director
  • Maria Cimarelli, Music Director


  • No previous experience necessary.


  • 8-18


  • Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (Early drop off & Late pickup available)
  • July 18-29, 2016
  • Final Performance: July 29, 2016 @ 6:00pm


  • Marlene Boll Hall


  • $225

Enrollment subject to availability. For more information call the LATOH hotline at 313.237.3419. 

Opera Study Guides

The Magic Flute: Classroom Guide

Verdi’s Macbeth: Study Guide

The Tender Land: Classroom Guide

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan: Classroom Guide

La Pizza con Funghi: Classroom Guide

Frida: Classroom Guide

Turandot: Classroom Guide

La Traviata:  Classroom Guide

Madama Butterfly:  Classroom Guide

Elektra:  Classroom Guide

The Flying Dutchman:  Classroom Guide

Aida:  Classroom Guide