The War Memorial Partners with Michigan Opera Theatre to Bring Guests an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Experience
Michigan Opera Theatre’s Studio Artists return to The War Memorial for a fourth year to present Sing to Love, a Valentine’s Day special performance, on Thursday, February 14th at 6:30pm. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, followed by a performance in The War Memorial’s Patriot Theater.
Sing to Love will feature the talents of five resident artists from Michigan Opera Theatre—soprano Cheyanne Coss, mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung, tenor Michael Day, baritone Harry Greenleaf, and bass Allen Michael Jones. The Studio Artists are under the guidance of Richard Leech, Michigan Opera Theatre’s Director of Resident Artist Program, and studio principal coach and accompanist Tessa Hartle. Coss, Day, Greenleaf, and Jones recently completed a remarkable performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors on the Patriot Theater stage in December. This Valentine’s Day performance will include a collection of hits from both the Broadway and opera stages.
“We are so fortunate to have partners like Michigan Opera Theater, who return to The War Memorial time and time again to provide our guests with world class performances,” said Brooks Hoste, War Memorial Vice President of Community Engagement and Programming. “Michigan Opera Theatre’s Valentine’s Day performance has become a staple of our arts programming, and we are ecstatic about the level of talent and entertainment being brought to The War Memorial this year.”
Guests who attend Sing to Love will dine on a gourmet multi-course dinner, crafted specifically for this event by War Memorial Executive Chef Natalia Tarnavsky. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm and a full cash bar will be available. New this year, following dinner, guests will travel from The War Memorial’s ballroom to the newly renovated Patriot Theater to enjoy the performance.
“Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to partner with The War Memorial once again for this special event,” said Richard Leech. “It has quickly become a favorite of our patrons and artists alike. Great food, glorious singing, and a spectacular setting. What else could one ask for?”
This special evening concert helps affirm that The War Memorial is a world-class performing arts center, providing exceptional performances and experiences for those in Southeast Michigan and beyond. Tickets to Sing to Love are $65 per person, or guests are able to purchase a table of eight for $420. For additional event information and a full menu, visit www.wamemorial.org/arts.
About Michigan Opera Theatre
Michigan Opera Theatre, one of the nation’s most vibrant nonprofit arts organizations, is committed to presenting opera and dance of the highest artistic caliber. Founded in 1971 by Dr. David DiChiera, the company’s mission is to serve as a major cultural resource to the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit. The organization is led by President and CEO Wayne S. Brown, Principal Conductor Stephen Lord, and Chairman of the Board Rick Williams. Visit the website at www.michiganopera.org.
About The War Memorial
The War Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, is a legacy-filled institution with a reenergized determination to emerge as a regional driver of arts, learning, patriotism, hospitality and connectivity. Situated on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, The War Memorial serves an estimated 250,000 individuals with over 3,000 functions annually, including programs to honor veterans, engagement experiences for adults and children, community events and celebrations, and premier hospitality services. With new programming and innovative leadership, The War Memorial is a unique, dynamic and forward-thinking hub for southeast Michigan with a mission to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.
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