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Black History Month and the Florentine Opera: A History Still Being Written

By The Florentine Opera Staff While opera may seem a European-centric art form, singers from all nationalities and ethnicities have embraced the art form and graced the stage—particularly over the past sixty years. In recent decades, most opera companies use color-blind casting, focusing solely on the person’s singing and acting ability, rather than on how […]

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Pasta & Puccini

    Experience the best of the Florentine Opera, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. We’ll begin with cocktails in the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Opera Center, proceeding to the piazza between the Florentine Opera campus and La Lune Collection factory to savor a rustic Italian dinner, prepared exclusively for us by chef Joe […]

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Rescigno Milestone – 35 years with the Florentine Opera

THE F.O. CELEBRATES THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAESTRO JOSEPH RESCIGNO By Rick Clark, Florentine Opera Director of Marketing and Communications Audiences at the Florentine’s Don Giovanni will witness a production under the baton of Maestro Joseph Rescigno, inaugurating his 35th year of great opera in Milwaukee. In 1980, John Gage, a former actor and theater […]

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Alexander Dobson

Alexander Dobson

British-Canadian baritone Alexander Dobson is known for his musical and dramatic artistry on both opera and concert stages. His portrayal of Wozzeck, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and Orchestre Métropolitain du Grande Montréal, was praised by Journal Voir as a “gripping embodiment of Wozzeck.”

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