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Opera maestro lauded for passion, inclusive nature

Sep 22, 2018 - The Detroit News

Detroit - In a glorious opera hall bearing his imprint and his name, Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera was remembered Friday as "one of the greatest cultural giants in the history of Detroit."

So said Mayor Mike Duggan - who also said he was grateful to DiChiera for being "nuttier than me."

DiChiera, 83, died Tuesday night at his home near Detroit Golf Club after a 17-month duel with pancreatic cancer. He is to be interred in a private ceremony Saturday at Woodlawn Cemete...