A Note from the Stage Director of THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

by: Paula Suozzi Despite the title of the opera, I first came to this piece by way of Senta’s character. In initial discussions with Leslie (Costume Designer) and Noele (Scenery and Lighting Designer) and my own reading on the opera, I felt that I needed to understand her world before I could get a sense […]

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Notes from the Maestro of THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

By Joseph Rescigno At its premiere, Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer was performed in a single act. Later, the composer adapted it to be performed in three acts with changes in the orchestration. I have studied the original and have happily used the final version in each of the productions I have conducted, as I […]

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FLORENTINE OPERA CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL MILESTONE YEAR


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 Photos available upon request CONTACT: Richard Clark Director of Marketing and Communications 414-291-5700 ext. 213 rclark@florentineopera.org At the conclusion of the 80th Anniversary Season, the Florentine continues to flourish with a balanced budget, while making new strides in audience development and community engagement. MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin—September 17, 2014— The Florentine […]

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Rolando Sanz Wins The Maryland State Arts Council Star-Spangled Sing-Off


FO News Brief: Rolando Sanz, a Bethesda-based opera singer who has twice performed the Anthem at Camden Yards’ Opening Day Ceremony received the most votes in the online contest and wins the top prize of $1,814 and the opportunity to perform at a public event of Star-Spangled Spectacular, September 10-16 in Baltimore. Sanz, who has […]

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:30PM

The Flying Dutchman (matinee)

Bass-baritone Wayne Tigges (Olin Blitch in Susannah, 2012) returns as the tormented Dutchman, opposite British soprano Alwyn Mellor making her Florentine debut as Senta. Florentine favorite bass Peter Volpe (Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, 2006; Timur in Turandot, 2011; and Zuniga in Carmen, 2012) returns as Senta’s father, Daland. Danish tenor David Danholt makes his […]

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