Comic Opera Guild

Line of Work:

Opera and Operetta Producer

First Year of Operation: 1973


3211 Packard St Ann Arbor MI, 48108

Additional Information:

The Comic Opera Guild was founded to promote interest in the operatic art form through the performance of comic operas and classic musicals. The Guild's repertoire includes that which is both challenging and appropriate for its combination of professional singers, music students from the surrounding universities and talented amateurs from the Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan area.

The Guild is unique in that it has toured to over 30 communities in Michigan and Ohio with entire productions, not simply soloists. Since its inception, it has created more than 60 productions of operas and operettas, many of which are not otherwise produced.

In addition to creating original English performing versions of European operas and operettas, the Guild has revived more than 50 early Broadway musicals and operettas. All its shows have been professionally recorded, and are available to the general public.

Since 2000, the Guild has sponsored the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition, which awards prizes to promising singers who best show that they can act as well as sing.

Founder Information

First NameLast NameDuties/InformationYear of BirthImage
bbbTThomasPetietManaging Director1943

Ownership Information:

Non profit corporation

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Additional Miscellaneous Images

Showboat, Jerome Kern

Merry Widow, Franz Lehar

Orange Blossoms, Victor Herbert

Naughty Marietta, Victor Herbert

Kismet, Forrest and Wright

La Belle Helene, Jacques Offenbach

Gypsy Baron, Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss

Elixir of Love, Donizetti

El Capitan, J. P. Sousa

Carmen, Georges Bizet

The Brigands, Jacques Offenbach

Beggar's Opera, Pepusch anfd Gay

Grand Duchess, Jacques Offenbach


734 973-3264

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9 am to 5 pm

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