DOYC is returning to the Detroit Opera House stage for it's first fully staged youth opera since 2019. We will be presenting the Maker of Illusions on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The Maker of Illusions is a children’s opera with characters that teach moral lessons. Set in a fantasy land, the plot surrounds a wicked queen who has squandered her “life force” on evil deeds. Fearing the loss of her beauty, she entices a young boy to her mountain so she can steal his life force to restore her beauty, but she proves no match for the boy’s sister, who is determined to save him. In the end, the queen learns that a person’s beauty lies in compassion for others.