Performers and presenters will include Christine Goerke, Denyce Graves, Irina Mishura, Ron Raines, Mayor Mike Duggan, former Senator Carl Levin, Sarah Joy Miller, George Shirley, Mark Delavan, Veronika Part, Marian Pop, Stephen Powell, and others!

MAY 19, 2017


dichiera-x2-1505:30PM Reception
6:30PM Performance – NO LATE SEATING
9:30PM Bravo Salute After Party

The evening will begin with the DiChiera Grand Salute reception and star-studded tribute performance honoring Dr. DiChiera and his legacy, followed by the Bravo Salute After Party featuring food, drinks, music, and dancing inside our historic Detroit Opera House. Sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit.

Tickets starting at $150.
Purchase Performance & Party


audience1505:30PM Reception
6:30PM Performance – NO LATE SEATING

This is a 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. The evening will include the DiChiera Grand Salute reception and a star-studded tribute performance honoring Dr. DiChiera and his legacy. Presented by Cadillac.

Tickets starting at $59.
Purchase Performance only


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 culture — 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 (California) 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.


Christine Goerke


Denyce Graves


Mark Delavan


Irina Mishura


Marian Pop


Sarah Joy Miller


Stephen Powell


Veronika Part


Burak Bilgili


Russell Thomas


Jonathan Boyd


Emily Fons


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