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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Michigan Opera Theatre
Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
Heyward, DuBose
Tazewell Thompson Director
John DeMain Music Director
Kenneth Foy Scenic Designer
Opening Date: Saturday, May 30, 1998
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Detroit Opera House
May 30,31m
Detroit Opera House
June 3,4,5,6,7m,7,10,11,12,13,14m,14
Cast Information:
Bess Marilyn Moore-Brown
Bess Marquita Lister
Clara Roberta Gumbel
Crown Jeffrey LaVar
Crown Timothy Robert Blevins
Jake Richard Hobson
Maria Karla Burns
Porgy Alvy Powell
Porgy Gordon Hawkins
Serena Angela M. Brown
Serena Angela Simpson
Sportin' Life Peabo Bryson
Company Information
Michigan Opera Theatre
Address:  1526 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226 United States
Web site:
Phone:  313 961 3500
Fax:  313 237-3412

Mission Statement/Description:
"To serve as a world-class home for Michigan Opera Theatre. To provide a state-of-the-art venue for the production and presentation of performing arts. To create an atmosphere that enriches lives and fosters creativity through programming, partnerships and educational initiatives. To maintain an ambiance, through quality service and amenities, which is inclusive, accessible and enjoyable."
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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.