About the Florentine Opera Company.
'A Great Opera Company Enriching a Great City'
Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Company is one of Wisconsin’s oldest, most enduring and innovative professional performing arts organizations.
Florentine Opera Company productions reflect the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. As a leader in Wisconsin's art community and the nation's sixth oldest opera company, the Florentine Opera seeks to establish a significant presence in the cultural, educational and civic life of the state of Wisconsin and beyond. The 2013-2014 season marks the Florentine's 80th anniversary of bringing world-class opera to the Milwaukee stage.
All programs of the Florentine Opera Company are driven by the mission to present productions reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards and are designed to fulfill the Company's vision to expand the experiences of patrons with memorable, outstanding and exciting performances. Audiences enjoy beautiful main stage productions that include first-rate vocal artistry brought to life by established and emerging local, national and international opera stars.
With a foundation of fiscal responsibility, the company continues to grow its artistic and educational programs. Through its community engagement and in-school educational outreach programming, the Florentine provides vital arts education experiences for children, nurtures new audiences, and expands cultural horizons for the next generation.
Mainstage performances are held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee-home to the Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, Broadway and Off-Broadway series. The Florentine Opera is an organizational member of Opera America, a charter member organization of the United Performing Arts Fund and receives Board grants from Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin, as well as support from corporations, foundations and individuals.
Today, Florentine audiences enjoy:
Beautifully mounted main stage productions each season that include first-rate vocal artistry, the visual excitement of elaborate, period authentic sets and costumes, high drama, light hearted comedy and superb choreography - all on one stage!