The Motor City Lyric Opera Honors Aretha Franklin While Raising Money For Its Anti-Bullying Program “Opera On Wheels”

Ann Delisi talks with Aretha Franklin’s vocal coach, Mary Callahan Lynch, about working with The Queen of Soul, seeing her perform “Nessun Dorma” at the 1998 Grammy Awards and the night Ms. Franklin performed with pianist and former Secretary of State, Condaleezza Rice. Ms. Lynch also talks about The Motor City Lyric Opera’s anti-bullying program “Opera on Wheels” and the event to raise money for continue its success titled ”Puccini in a Pink Cadillac”, on May 2nd at 7pm at the Stanley Kresge and Fred Fisher Mansions. They will also honor board member Emeritus, Aretha Franklin. For information visit

Image credit: Mary Callahan Lynch

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Ann Delisi

Host, Ann Delisi Essential Music

Ann will guide you through the “essential music,” both new and familiar, that’s shaping our culture and feature music made in Detroit every hour.   Follow @anndelisimusic

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