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Donizetti, Elixir and Napa Valley

by: William Florescu, stage director for The Elixir of Love Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is not alone in being subject to updating – indeed it may be one of the more updated operas in the repertory. As a student, I sang in the chorus of a nationally televised production by Cincinnati Opera that was […]

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A Note from the Maestro ~

Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) © 2015, Joseph Rescigno Along with Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti’s greatest hits include three bittersweet comedies: Don Pasquale, La Fille du régiment, and L’elisir d’amore. Several of his dozens of other operas are well-known and respected and count as part of the standard repertory. But these […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015 Photos available upon request The 2015-2016 Season will welcome a new quartet and the next season of this popular concert series at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— April 15, 2015— The results of the company’s largest Young Artist Audition for the 2015-2016 residency program […]

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Rolando Sanz

Tenor Rolando Sanz is quickly gaining recognition for his “sensitive” and “luminous” portrayals of the romantic, lyric tenor repertoire. While he specializes in such roles as Rodolfo, Tamino, Nemorino, Alfredo, Pinkerton and the Duca di Mantua, Rolando has also debuted many opera premieres including: Peter Doyle

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