Berlin pop-up Puccini’s Toaster collaborating with Detroit opera house to present modern twist on “The Old Maid and the Thief”


“We’re in your face, you’re part of the storytelling. There’s nothing like having a loud opera singer five feet from you,” says Danielle Wright on Berlin pop-up opera house Puccini’s Toaster and its latest production with Detroit’s Opera MODO. Led by an almost entirely female cast, the performances are staged as a marriage therapy session.

Monika Müller-Kroll talks with Opera MODO founder Danielle Wright about the collaboration and on making opera relevant for new audiences.

Photo courtesy Puccini’s Toaster.