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The Young Singing Actor Intensive

The Young Singing Actor Intensive will take place Monday, July 27, 2015 through Friday, July 31, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. It will include workshops and training designed for students interested in pursuing advanced vocal studies. All students entering grades 7-12 are invited to apply. General […]

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Revival—Elmer Gantry Returns!

By Leann Davis Alspaugh Oral Roberts is said to have burst through his front door one day, shouting “Fix me a steak, I’ve just seen Jesus!” The charismatic televangelist, who died in 2009, had an appetite for fiery sermons and faith healings, but it was his reliance on the collection plate that really aggravated his […]

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Symposium with the Creative Team of ELMER GANTRY

Join us at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at 7:00p.m. on March 14th for an evening with the creative team of Elmer Gantry. The evening’s discussion will circle around the creation and production of Elmer Gantry. Musical selections will be performed by the Florentine Opera Studio Artists. No RSVP required. Seating is limited.  

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Craig Verm

Craig Verm is rapidly gaining recognition for his “resonant, expressive baritone voice” (Denver Post) and riveting dramatic portrayals. In the 2012-13 season, he makes his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Albert in Werther. He also returns to the Teatro Municipal de Santiago for the title role of Billy Budd,

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