Updated May 19, 2017
Posted May 19, 2017
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Courtesy Manning Brothers Historical Collection, via Michigan Opera Theatre
By Emily Bingham | email@example.com
This month, David DiChiera — the founder and artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre — is retiring after four decades with the organization. The list of all the ways DiChiera impacted the Detroit arts and cultural scene during his tenure is long, to be sure, but turning the crumbling, historic Capitol Theatre into the resplendent Detroit Opera House is among one of his most notable contributions.
Pictured here is one of the original lobbies of the Capitol Theatre, which would become the Detroit Opera House. Scroll down for more vintage photos of this building’s history and transformation, and read the full story here.