The Young Singing Actor Intensive


The Young Singing Actor Intensive will take place Monday, July 31, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. It will include workshops and training designed for students interested in pursuing advanced vocal studies. All students grades 9-12 are invited to apply. General Director, William Florescu, Florentine Artistic Staff, and invited clinicians will provide each student: individual or group voice lessons, musical and dramatic coaching, workshops, and master classes. In addition, the final evening of the program will feature a recital open to friends and family featuring group ensembles and solo performances from operatic and classical vocal repertoire.

Interested students should submit their resume to Pablo Siqueiros, Education & Community Engagement Manger, at by March 24, 2017 to be eligible for an audition on Sunday, April 2, 2017. At the audition, students must be prepared to offer two memorized pieces – one preferably from the classical repertoire. Your assigned audition time will be emailed to you shortly after your resume is received and reviewed.


Sunday, April 2, 2017


Friday, March 24, 2017


Two memorized pieces; one preferably from the classical repertoire.


Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center
926 E. Burleigh St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212


If accepted, the program fee is $500.
Limited need-based scholarships will be available.


Submit resume or list of prior singing experience to Pablo Siqueiros, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at by Friday, March 24, 2017.


Resumes can also be mailed to:

Florentine Opera Company

Attn: Pablo Siqueiros

930 E. Burleigh St., Lower Level

Milwaukee, WI 53212


Must be able to provide transportation to the Florentine Opera Center, housing will not be provided.



Two years ago, when I began participating in the Florentine Opera Young Singing Actor Intensive, I had absolutely no idea of what I wanted to achieve as a vocal artist. Now, reflecting on my last two summers learning from the Florentine Opera staff, I have grown significantly in my stage presence, attention to detail within my music, and understanding of the art. Perhaps the most important information I have learned, though, is that opera has boundless opportunities. I cannot express my gratitude toward this unique program enough.”

  • Erin of Grafton High School

“The multiple ways that the YSAI has impacted my career as a singer and actor are immense. No where else have I seen such a wonderful and dedicated cast of men and women hoping to further young peoples careers in the arts. The program definitely taught me a multitude of amazing ways to utilize my voice. This program propelled me into wanting to continue my life as a singer.”

  • Noah of Park High School




2017-2018 General and Chorus Auditions

The Florentine Opera Company announces general and chorus auditions in Milwaukee for its 2017-2018 season. The mainstage season will feature The Merry Widow, October 20 & 22, 2017; Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas, January 26, 28, 31, February 2 & 4, 2018; Prince of Players, March 16 & 18, 2018; The Magic Flute, May 11 & 13, 2018. Additional performance opportunity includes the @ the Center Series, which will occur in November 2017.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 24th (2-7pm) and Thursday, May 25 th (11am-4pm) at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center, 926 E. Burleigh, Milwaukee. The Florentine Opera will provide an accompanist.

Singers interested in auditioning must submit resume, headshot, audition arias and audition date preference to Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. The Florentine Opera Chorus follows the guidelines set forth by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Potential choristers must be in good standing with AGMA or be willing to join AGMA.
Questions regarding the auditions should be directed to the above email address.

No phone calls please.