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BOARD EXTENDS GENERAL DIRECTOR CONTRACT FOR WILLIAM FLORESCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _____________________________________________________________ Florentine Opera Company Board of Directors extends contract for existing General Director by five years. MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— July 12, 2016— The Florentine Opera Company Board of Directors has extended the contract for the company’s general director William Florescu for an additional five years of service. Under Florescu’s leadership, the company has […]

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SISTER CARRIE a world premiere opera – Aria Event in New York July 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Premiere Commission of a new opera by Grammy® Award winners composer Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein New York presentation of Sister Carrie excerpts on Tuesday, July 19 6:00PM Steinway Hall Starring Mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala and Baritone Keith Phares. Production to be recorded live and released on the NAXOS label. Based on Theodore […]

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New York presentation of Sister Carrie excerpts

We invite you to join us for the New York presentation of Sister Carrie excerpts on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00PM Steinway Hall The World Premiere Commission of a new opera by Grammy® Award winners; composer Robert Aldridge, and librettist Herschel Garfein. Starring Mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala and Baritone Keith Phares Production to be recorded live and released on […]

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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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