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Studio Artist alumni shine in Baroque Double Bill

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager In its tenth season, the fruits of the Florentine Opera Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artist program’s labors will be on full display in the company’s upcoming production of Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas, with three alumni from the program showcased in principal roles. Mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks (2008-2009), […]

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A Q&A with leading lady Sandra Piques Eddy

Florentine Opera Development Manager Kelly Schlicht recently sat down with mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy to talk about her role in the upcoming production of Venus & Adonis/Dido & Aeneas, her time singing at the Met, and what it’s like to be back in Milwaukee. KS: You play Dido, the title character in Dido & Aeneas. […]

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Dancing brings unique element to the Baroque Double Bill

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager The Florentine Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas will be a veritable feast for the senses, engaging audiences in not only the sounds, but the sights of these Baroque operas. Veteran dancer and choreographer Dani Kuepper from Danceworks will bring her visually […]

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Sandra Piques Eddy

Praised for her “dark, sensuous mezzo and charming stage presence” (Opera Magazine), Sandra Piques Eddy begins her 2017 - 2018 season as Carmen at both Austin Opera and Spokane Symphony.  Sandra is delighted to return to some of her favorite opera companies this season. 

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