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Book clubs abound for famed Dreiser novel, ahead of world-premiere opera

The Florentine Opera has been the catalyst this summer for more people reading in Milwaukee. With its world-premiere opera, Sister Carrie, set to open in October, people are rushing to read the Theodore Dreiser novel on which it is based before the production hits the stage. Led by Development Manager Kelly Schlicht, the Florentine administrative […]

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Florentine Off Stage: Sister Carrie

Enjoy a drink after work with the cast of Sister Carrie ‘off stage‘ at the Newsroom Pub. Mingle with the artists and other opera lovers in a fun, relaxed environment. Enjoy appetizers from SafeHouse catering.  Learn more about the world premiere of Sister Carrie and join us in a bar talk with opera darling Alisa Jordheim […]

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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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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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