Rewatch The DiChiera Grand Salute

Whether you missed the DiChiera Grand Salute, or want to relive the magic of the night, the video below is for you. Use the chapter-menu to navigate to your favorite numbers, or sit back and enjoy the concert in its entirety!

 
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Conductors:
Stephen Lord, Principal Conductor, Michigan Opera Theatre
Suzanne Mallare Acton, Conductor

Masters of Ceremony
Ron Raines & Dona D. Vaughn

Public Address Announcer
Paula Tutman

PROGRAM

Welcome

Wayne S. Brown, President, Michigan Opera Theatre
Daniel Ammann, President, General Motors

Prologue Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

Stephen Powell

Introduction

Ron Raines & Dona D. Vaughn

David DiChiera: Impresario

Marc Scorca, President & CEO, OPERA America

“Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio” La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

Emily Fons, Brian Bowman (Clarinet)

“Cielo e mar” La Gioconda (Ponchielli)

Russell Thomas

David DiChiera: Composer

Bernard Uzan, Stage Director

Roxane, adieu Cyrano (DiChiera)

Sarah Joy Miller, Marian Pop

“Io son l’umile ancella” Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)

Leona Mitchell

Gershwin Medley (G. & I. Gershwin)

Ron Raines

“L’onore! Ladri!” Falstaff (Giuseppe Verdi)

Mark Delavan

“Va, pensiero” Nabucco (Verdi)

Chorus

David DiChiera: Civic Leader

The Honorable Carl Levin, Sen. Mich, 1979-2014

Special Presentation

The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit

Intermission

“Le Cygne” ”Le carnaval des animaux” (Saint-Saëns)

Veronika Part, Nadine Deluery (Cello), Patricia Terry-Ross (Harp)

David DiChiera: Dance Advocate

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director, Joffrey Ballet

“Acerba voluttà” Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)

Irina Mishura

“Au fond du temple saint” Les pêcheurs de perles  (Bizet)

Jonathan Boyd, Stephen Powell

“Deep River” Spiritual (Anonymous) arr. John Conahan

Denyce Graves

David DiChiera: Champion of Diversity

George Shirley

“Sì, pel ciel” Otello (Verdi)

Mark Delavan, Russell Thomas

Presentation

R. Jamison Williams, Chairman, MOT

“Inno del sole” Iris (Mascagni)

Chorus

“Come dal ciel precipita” Macbeth (Verdi)

Burak Bilgili

“Entweihte Götter!” Lohengrin (Wagner)

Christine Goerke

“Make Our Garden Grow” Candide (Bernstein)

Joseph Michael Brent*, Angela Theis*, Briana Elyse Hunter*, Jonathan Boyd, Jesús Murillo, Brent Michael Smith*

Produced by: Eric Longs, Comet Interactive
Program Consultant: Roberto Mauro
Lighting Design: Donald Edmund Thomas
Scriptwriter: Meagan Sandor
Video Director: Alex Kimbrough
Stage Manager: Ken Saltzman