The word “heroic” doesn’t even begin to describe Dr. David DiChiera. His desire to bring world-class opera to our area led him to establish Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971, which in turn, led to a search for a permanent home for the company. That culminated in 1996 with the transformation of the dilapidated Capitol Theatre into the magnificent Detroit Opera House, with superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti present at the opening gala.
Join Detroit Public Television for a special look at Dr. DiChiera’s career as a musician, composer, artistic director, entrepreneur and visionary with archival footage, interviews with colleagues and community leaders, and in-studio surprise guests.The program celebrates the man who sparked downtown Detroit’s rebirth and introduced the magic of opera to so many. Enjoy Detroit Performs: A Salute to David DiChiera online: http://dptv.org/mot.