MAY 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM
DiCHIERA GRAND SALUTE CONCERT
A star-studded performance featuring artists from around the globe
This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Detroit audiences! Some of the great artists from opera and dance will perform on one stage in salute to the legacy of David DiChiera.
DiCHIERA GRAND SALUTE CONCERT & BRAVO SALUTE AFTERPARTY
A Bravo Salute After-Party will follow the Grand Salute Concert. Food, music, dancing and an open bar.
A Celebration of David DiChiera’s Legacy
Detroit was the place
David DiChiera had a vision. When he chose downtown Detroit to build MOT’s home, he saw the future of the city he would help shape. A half-century later, the DOH is an icon of cultural — host to MOT’s main stage opera and ballet seasons, the MOT Studio training program, a resident professional orchestra and chorus as well as a critically acclaimed children’s chorus, year-round dance training, and an array of summer youth activities.
Champion of Diversity and Emerging Artists
Championing works that connected with Detroit’s diverse cultural heritage, David brought us Anoush, Treemonisha, Margaret Garner, Frida and The Passenger. MOT also developed long-standing relationships with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. David’s recently established Michigan Opera Theatre Studio provides training and performance opportunities for emerging artists, preparing them for the international stage.
Opera Industry Leader
In addition to MOT, David was the founder of Opera Pacific (Calif.) and served as artistic director of Dayton Opera (Ohio). He also served as president of the national service organization Opera America. With such wide influence, David has been one of the leading advocates of opera throughout America.