Saturday, March 16 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 17 | 2:30 pm
New Production! Celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with this new production featuring the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists! Bernstein’s funny, philosophical, quick paced take on Voltaire’s biting satire on the tragedy of human nature. Its effervescent score includes the classic songs, Make Our Garden Grow and Glitter and be Gay.
Operetta in two acts, based on the novella by Voltaire
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Premiere: Brooklyn, 1973
Conducted by Daniel Black
Directed by Keturah Stickann
Sung in English with supertitle projections
Running time: About 2 1/2 hours
VISIT Michigan Opera Theatre’s webpage for ABOUT ARTISTS & SHOW SYNOPSIS HERE
Michigan Opera Theatre Subscriptions: Available online, or call (313) 237-7464.
Thursday, March 28 | 7:30 pm
Russian Renaissance, a four piece group that uses authentic Russian folk instruments, emerged as the winners of the 2017 M-Prize Chamber competition—and now they’re coming to the Berman! The group plays traditional Russian music while also reimagining tango and jazz on the balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso. Their passion for music is inherent in their beautiful performance.
Renaissance debuted in October 2015, performing with world-renowned director Emir Kusturica, two-time laureate of the Cannes Film Festival and the No Smoking Orchestra. The group is highly sought after for performances in Russia, the United States, and all over the world.
Ivan Kuznetsov, balalaika
Anastasia Zakharova, domra/domra alto
Alexander Tarasov, button accordion
Ivan Vinogradov, balalaika contrabasso
Admission: $38 – $48
JCC Members: $31 – $40
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Call (248) 661-1900 for more information.