Founded in 1971, Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) is the premier multi-disciplined producer and presenter for opera, musical theatre, and dance in the Great Lakes Region. Based in the city of Detroit, the organization engages artists of national and international stature for stellar main stage and outreach performances, and provides compelling cultural enrichment programs for the diverse audiences and communities that it serves, making it one of Detroit’s pillars of arts and culture. MOT is among a select few opera companies nationwide to own its theatre, the historic 2,700-seat Detroit Opera House, which is located in the heart of downtown Detroit.
MOT garnered great critical and popular acclaim during the pandemic for its socially-distanced, drive-thru production of Twilight : Gods, an adaptation of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Brainchild of new Artistic Director Yuval Sharon, Twilight : Gods was performed across multiple levels in MOT’s own parking structure, and provided performance opportunities for local cast and orchestra members, in addition to international opera stars.