Michigan Opera Theatre Archive Programs Collection
The Michigan Opera Theatre Archive Programs Collection contains the performance programs of the Michigan Opera Theatre. The early progams are part of an initiative called Overature to Opera. These were performances by local artists to promote the Metropolitan Opera Tour, which was brought to Detroit yearly by the Detroit Grand Opera Association. The modern Michigan Opera Theatre grew out of this initiative and continued after the Metropolitan Opera Tour ended in 1985. This collection documents the performances throughout the history of the Michigan Opera Theatre, and it continues to grow.