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Detroit Opera House

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Address: 1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2196
Phone Number: +1 313-961-3500

The old Grand Circus Theater was transformed into this opera house.

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Misty Copeland

The Opera house was breath taking. I went for a performance of Sleeping Beauty by ABT and of course, Misty Copeland was performing!!! The interior was gorgeous with the paintings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
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Macomb, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never have been to an opera before, been to musicals. This was a modern opera in English, but I still could not understand them. Luckily there were teleprompters that listed the words being sung. They do not have microphones for the cast, and I had a hard time also actually hearing the singers over the live orchestra. I paid... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I came here for a Carmen performance. I was hooked into opera after watching a short performance of La Traviata on an MSC cruise over the summer, which was captivating beautiful! So, I decided to buy a ticket for Carmen, as it is ranked as one of the best operas of all time. Since it was the opening night for... More 

Thank AKAshon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The Opera house was breath taking. I went for a performance of Sleeping Beauty by ABT and of course, Misty Copeland was performing!!! The interior was gorgeous with the paintings, high ceilings, and mirrors. I sat in the box seats and view was good. I had a set of opera glasses so it added to the experience.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I went to see Wicked at the Detroit Opera House, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. As a theatre fanatic myself, I had been wanting to see the show for quite some time, and when I was offered tickets, I jumped on the opportunity. The theatre itself is very grand and majestic, and a beautiful... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Detroit Opera House sky deck to watch the fireworks and had an amazing time. I enjoyed the view, the family style atmosphere, the music and most of all the night. Truly a great place and I plan to come back again as the event was unforgettable.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The play was beautiful!!!! The Detroit opera house is gorgeous! I won't knock a star off but honestly, the theater should have a dress code. Many in sweatshirts and jeans to go to a night play?????? I was in cultural shock! New York , Toronto, La does not have that casualness! Detroit needs to step it up. The opera house... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We came here to see a performance of the Magic Flute. Although we had not had a certain opinion before, it turned out that the performance well exceeded our expectations!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Had a wonderful evening at the opera. Great performance and the opera house is always a magic place to visit. Seats in the lower balcony gave a good view of the stage but couldn't see the orchestra. Very enjoyable evening.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Detroit Opera House knows how to put on a fantastic show. My wife and I visited to see the Lion King, and it was great! Some of the upper hallways are difficult to navigate with crowds of people, but it wasn't a big deal. Overall, great place to see a show!

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

The building is absolutely stunning. Everywhere you turn is something beautiful. The acoustics are perfect. We were able to tour the building. The staff is very enthusiastic. The rooftop cafe has a marvelous view. It is a treasure. What a gift they they given Michigan when they restored this lovely, lovely building. What a pure gem.

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