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Opera Insights for SISTER CARRIE (Free event!)

Opera Insights take a closer look at the upcoming opera performance. The speaker at this event will be William Florescu, General Director of the Florentine Opera. Each 45-minute program contains a detailed synopsis and background on the opera. Attendees are treated to arias, duets and small ensembles performed by the Florentine Opera Studio Artists.

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Viva Sevilla – 2016 Gala

Gala co-chairs Julie and Mark Steinhafel and Bill and Andrea Taylor invite you to escape to Seville, Spain for a Florentine Opera gala, unveiling the passion and romance of the 83rd Season! Pritzlaff Building Friday, September 16, 2016 6:00 P.M.   Opera and dance come alive with tantalizing tapas and wine pairings and exhilarating performances […]

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SISTER CARRIE Book Talk @ Boswell Books

Join us for an informative book talk of the novel SISTER CARRIE. Featuring speakers Professor Jason Puskar of UWM’s English department and historian Amanda Seligman, along with a member of the Florentine Opera staff/production department.

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Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States today. Born in 1926, Floyd earned B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano and composition Syracuse University. He began his teaching career in 1947 at Florida State University, remaining there until 1976, when he accepted the prestigious M. D. Anderson Professorship in the University of Houston. In addition, he is co-founder with David Gockley of the Houston Opera Studio jointly created by the University of Houston and Houston Grand Opera.

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