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Join us for our next Talk Opera (read the companion pieces below) Corliss Phillabaum, Professor of Theater at UW Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, talks about each opera in-depth one hour before curtain prior to each mainstage performance for all ticket holders. Professor Phillabaum keeps Florentine audiences returning to the Magin Lounge, for his […]

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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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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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