opera

Arts & Culture
8:47 am
Sat March 15, 2014

Children's opera performed in concentration camp coming to Detroit

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus will perform Brundibar this weekend at the Detroit Opera House. The children's opera was originally performed in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 

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.

The Nazis also used Theresienstadt in their propaganda efforts.

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Stateside
4:54 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Michigan soprano makes it to the Metropolitan Opera House

www.caitlinlynchsoprano.com

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.”

It might be wise to pay close attention to the goal that child sets for himself or herself.

When she was ten years old, Caitlin Lynch of Bloomfield Hills announced that her goal was to become a professional singer.

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.

She sang her way through Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills then on to the University of Michigan.
 
Last month,  Caitlin Lynch made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in Francesca di Rimini.
 
Soprano Caitlin Lynch joined us today and told us about her professional singing debut.

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Arts/Culture
9:10 am
Thu January 19, 2012

Artpod: Einstein on the Beach...in Ann Arbor

Photo courtesy of Philip Glass

On today's Artpod, we head back to school.

When "Einstein on the Beach" opens in Ann Arbor this Friday, Jan. 20, it'll be the first time the opera has been performed in 20 years. But be warned: this isn’t your typical opera.

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Arts/Culture
7:00 am
Thu January 19, 2012

The allure of "Einstein on the Beach"

Photo courtesy of Philip Glass

When "Einstein on the Beach" opens in Ann Arbor on Friday, Jan. 20, it’ll be the first time the work has been performed in 20 years. But be warned: this isn’t your typical opera.

Einstein on the Beach 101

It was first produced in France in 1976, and until now has only been performed in Europe and on the east coast.

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Arts/Culture
12:29 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Attn young, classical singers: Aretha Franklin wants to hear from you

As we reported earlier this week, Aretha Franklin is searching for the next great opera singer. If you're 18-40 years old and classically trained, the Queen of Soul wants to hear from you:

"Some of the older classical singers like Jessye Norman, and Leontyne [Price], Barbara Hendricks...they are retiring, they’re not singing anymore, and I’d like to see some younger singers come along and take their place," explains Franklin.

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