Michigan Opera Theatre http://michiganradio.org en The Michigan Opera Theatre is a gem in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-opera-theatre-gem-detroit <div><p>Detroit sure has seen its share of challenges in the past</p><p>4o years, but all through that time the city has been home to one of the most vibrant regional opera companies in the nation:&nbsp;<a href="http://michiganopera.org/">The Michigan Opera&nbsp;</a><a href="http://michiganopera.org/">Theatre</a>.</p><p>The founder of the MOT is Dr. David DiChiera.</p><p>He’s recently been named the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist.&nbsp;That prize is the Kresge Foundation’s annual lifetime achievement award in the Arts.</p><p>It’s been called the most prestigious local prize in the field of culture. David, We welcomed David to the program today.</p><p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></p></div><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:38:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 15385 at http://michiganradio.org The Michigan Opera Theatre is a gem in Detroit Michigan Opera Theatre needs $3 millon to pay debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-opera-theatre-needs-3-millon-pay-debt <p>DETROIT (AP) - A spokesman for Michigan Opera Theatre says the organization needs to raise $3 million by May 31 to retire its debt.</p><p>Jeff Strayer said Monday the MOT actually needs to pay $11 million by that date, but already has raised $5 million and expects to rely on financing for another $3 million.</p><p>That means it&#39;s on the hook for $3 million, for which it currently is seeking donations.</p><p>Strayer says the situation is &quot;not that dire,&quot; and he predicts the MOT will gather the money in time.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:59:25 +0000 The Associated Press 7054 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Opera Theatre needs $3 millon to pay debt