REVIEWS: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE on CD and DVD

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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THE 2015-2016 STUDIO ARTISTS AND THE NEXT @ The Center SERIES' SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015 Photos available upon request The 2015-2016 Season will welcome a new quartet and the next season of this popular concert series at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center. MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— April 15, 2015— The results of the company’s largest Young Artist Audition for the 2015-2016 residency program […]

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An Holistic Approach to Preparing for YAP Auditions

by William Florescu William Florescu (right) works with a singer. While the act of preparing for auditions is an organic process, there are in fact “building blocks” that you can use to make sure you are as prepared as possible. To give you an idea of what I look for in an audition, I offer […]

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