FRIDAY, JULY 28
OPERA MODO PRESENTS HANSEL AND GRETEL
DOORS AT 6:30PM | PERFORMANCE AT 7:30PM
A pair of angelic voiced siblings bored and hungry for dinner. Their exhausted mother, who angrily sends them out of the house. The Sandman and the Dew Fairy, who calm them and watch over them as they sleep. And a predatory, saccharine-sweet, child-crunching witch whose favorite food has just starting nibbling at her treats. Will these delicious cherubs be her next meal or will they find a way to outwit her and escape? Join us this summer in the park for Opera MODO’s sweet and sassy production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to find out!
Stay afterwards for the film, “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.” Film begins at dusk. Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. (1971) G 1h 40min.
ABOUT OPERA MODO:
Opera MODO is a new and exciting opera company in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists. Founded in 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas. Collaborating with local performers and businesses in Detroit, Opera MODO offers an intimate experience to engage audiences through storytelling, musical integrity and innovative process. They support the future of opera by giving young, non-managed, professional singers an opportunity to gain experience. They present opera in an intimate setting allowing the audience to engage with the performers. They specialize in setting standard repertoire in new and imaginative settings, bringing new life to their favorite stories. Their team strives to balance inspiration from the composer through collaborative storytelling to enhance the experience for the audience and performers. Opera MODO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DETROIT CARIBBEAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12 - 12:00-11:00PM
AUGUST 13 - 1:00-10:00PM
A family festival featuring live performances, dancers, Caribbean food and drink, vendors, and more!