David DiChiera

David Dichiera - Credit Ameen HowraniABOUT THE ARTIST

Composer, educator and operatic impresario David DiChiera arrived in Michigan in 1962 as a teacher and composer to help build the school of music at Oakland University. He went on to become the founder, music and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Best known for his opera Cyrano, a large scale work for orchestra, double chorus, and many soloists, Dr. DiChiera has presented operatic, dance, and musical theater productions in Detroit and throughout Michigan for over forty years.

To see more work by the life and work of David DiChiera, download the monograph developed by the Kresge Foundation here.

Photo Credit: Ameen Howrani

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An Afternoon with David DiChiera and His Works is a special presentation of selected pieces from the works of David DiChiera, featuring special guests, musicians and vocalists. The event will be presented with the entire audience seated on the stage of Detroit Opera House, to parallel the intimacy of the works performed. The audience will enjoy an informal afternoon in which to share thoughts about music and enjoy the artistry of some of Dr. DiChiera’s favorite musicians, including pianist Ivan Mostchuk, Angela Theis, and members of the Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra.