opera http://michiganradio.org en Children's opera performed in concentration camp coming to Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/childrens-opera-performed-concentration-camp-coming-detroit <p><a href="http://www.motcc.org/">The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus</a> will perform Brundibar this weekend at the Detroit Opera House. The children's opera was originally performed in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.&nbsp;</p><p>In the 1940s, European Jews were sent to Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic. It was a transit camp where Jews were sent before being moved to other concentration camps, including Auschwitz.<br /><br />The Nazis also used Theresienstadt in their propaganda efforts.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 16856 at http://michiganradio.org Children's opera performed in concentration camp coming to Detroit Michigan soprano makes it to the Metropolitan Opera House http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-soprano-makes-it-metropolitan-opera-house <p></p><p>There’s not a parent around who hasn’t had a child write that classic school essay “What I want to be When I Grow Up.”</p><p>It might be wise to pay close attention to the goal that child sets for himself or herself.<br><br>When she was ten years old, Caitlin Lynch of Bloomfield Hills announced that her goal was to become a professional singer.</p><p>She came from a family of talented musicians, her first solo was in first grade at Holy Name School in Birmingham singing, “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music at the school talent show.</p><p>She sang her way through Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills then on to the University of Michigan.<br>&nbsp;<br>Last month,&nbsp; Caitlin Lynch made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in <em>Francesca di Rimini</em>.<br>&nbsp;<br>Soprano Caitlin Lynch joined us today and told us about her professional singing debut. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:54:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 12258 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan soprano makes it to the Metropolitan Opera House Artpod: Einstein on the Beach...in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-einstein-beachin-ann-arbor <p>On today&#39;s <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/artpod">Artpod</a>, we head back to school.</p><p>When &quot;Einstein on the Beach&quot; <a href="http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=673">opens in Ann Arbor</a> this Friday, Jan. 20, it&#39;ll be the first time the opera has been performed in 20 years. But be warned: this isn&rsquo;t your typical opera.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:10:47 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5854 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: Einstein on the Beach...in Ann Arbor The allure of "Einstein on the Beach" http://michiganradio.org/post/allure-einstein-beach <p>When &quot;Einstein on the Beach&quot; <a href="http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=673">opens in Ann Arbor </a>on Friday, Jan. 20, it&rsquo;ll be the first time the work has been performed in 20 years. But be warned: this isn&rsquo;t your typical opera.</p><p><strong>Einstein on the Beach 101</strong></p><p>It was first produced in France in 1976, and until now has only been performed in Europe and on the east coast.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5847 at http://michiganradio.org The allure of "Einstein on the Beach" Attn young, classical singers: Aretha Franklin wants to hear from you http://michiganradio.org/post/attn-young-classical-singers-aretha-franklin-wants-hear-you <p>As&nbsp;we&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/aretha-franklin-wants-find-next-great-opera-star">reported&nbsp;earlier this week</a>,&nbsp;Aretha Franklin is searching for the next great opera singer. If you&#39;re 18-40 years old and classically trained, the Queen of Soul wants to hear from you:</p><p>&quot;Some of the older classical singers like Jessye Norman, and Leontyne [Price],&nbsp;Barbara Hendricks...they are retiring, they&rsquo;re not singing anymore, and I&rsquo;d like to see some younger singers come along and take their place,&quot; explains Franklin.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 17:29:23 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5320 at http://michiganradio.org Attn young, classical singers: Aretha Franklin wants to hear from you