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  • By Gigi Nichols

Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) Gala 49

Michigan Opera Theatre celebrated Gala 49 entitled, "Saluting the Extraordinary," which honored MOT Board Chairman Rick Williams and internationally renowned tenor and educator George Shirley. The evening featured a concert by American tenor Michael Fabiano along with performances from soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Rodrick Dixon, principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre, and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. The Gala raised over $1.6 million to enhance MOT’s education and community programs as well as maintenance for the historic Detroit Opera House.


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