Americans in Paris: A Salon Concert for Voice & Strings

Michigan Opera Theatre and Chamber Music at the Scarab Club are pleased to present Americans in Paris, a vocal and chamber music concert. In anticipation of MOT’s upcoming production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27, an opera based on the lives of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, this concert will explore the Parisian salon culture of the early 20th century of which Stein was a prominent fixture. Artists from Michigan Opera Theatre and Chamber Music at the Scarab Club will offer works by Virgil Thomson, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Lili Boulanger, Paul Bowles, and Ricky Ian Gordon.

Wednesday, February 21 • 7:00 PM
The Scarab Club, Detroit

Sunday, February 25 • 4:00 PM
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor

Art & Absinthe: An Evening in Gertrude Stein’s Paris

The Whitney Ghost bar will be transformed into a 1920s Parisian salonwhere you can learn about art, music, literature, and of course absinthe as we explore Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27.

Thursday, February 22 – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 27 – SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 1 • 6:00-10:00 PM

OperaHere: Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27

Austin Stewart to lecture on Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27; MOT artists to perform live.

Monday, March 5 • 7:00 PM – free
Northville Public Library

Opera at the Detroit Yacht Club

The MOT Studio Artists to perform hits form Opera, Broadway, and the Silver Screen. Hosted by Colin Knapp and Frank Kong.

Wednesday, March 14 • 7:30 PM – Free with RSVP

OperaHere: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca

Austin Stewart will lecture on Puccini’s Tosca. MOT artists perform live.

Wednesday, March 21  • 7:00 PM – free
Bloomfield Township Public Library

Tosca in Depth: Intrigue, Jealousy, Politics and Passion

Presentation by John Zaretti, President of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. MOT Studio Artists to perform selections from Tosca.

Friday, March 23  •  7:30 PM
Chrysler Black Box Theatre, Detroit Opera House – Free with email RSVP

Opera & Jazz: The Summer King

Michigan Opera Theatre musicians, along with area jazz artists, offer an evening of opera and jazz from the 1920s-40s, when Josh Gibson flourished.

Wednesday, April 18  • 8:00 PM – $10 cover
Cliff Bell’s