GAETANO DONIZETTI’S ROMANTIC COMEDY L'ELISIR D'AMORE (THE ELIXIR OF LOVE) COMES TO THE FLORENTINE STAGE MAY 8 & 10

  FLORENTINE OPERA’S NEW PRODUCTION OF GAETANO DONIZETTI’S ROMANTIC COMEDY L’ELISIR D’AMORE (THE ELIXIR OF LOVE) COMES TO THE STAGE MAY 8 AND 10 – DIRECTED BY BILL FLORESCU “This original Florentine production features new staging, scenery, costumes, lighting with a cast of acclaimed singing actors, the voices of the Florentine Opera Chorus, and the […]

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ANNOUNCING THE FLORENTINE OPERA’S 2015-16 SEASON

  “The next season of opera by the Florentine and a romantic concert revue comprise 2015-2016–This is the story behind the 82nd Season!” THE IRON HORSE HOTEL IN MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, 7:30PM, March 25, 2015—The Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu announced the nation’s sixth oldest opera company’s 82nd season with a ‘grand reveal party’: […]

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Elmer Gantry–What a Subject for an Opera!


by: Corliss Phillabaum corliss@uwm.edu Note: One of the sad realities of opera production today is that when we see a successful new opera, we hardly ever get a chance to see it again—and in many cases it is rarely staged again. Elmer Gantry has already broken the repeat staging barrier with some seven productions so […]

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

2015-2016 Season Reveal Event


Find out what’s in-store for Milwaukee audiences at this event hosted by the Florentine Opera Company! Join us for an exciting 82nd Season Reveal featuring musical selections from 2015-16 season productions performed by the Florentine Opera Studio Artists. Cocktail Hour with passable hors d’oeuvres: 6pm Comments from the General Director: 6:30pm

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Revival—Elmer Gantry Returns!


By Leann Davis Alspaugh Oral Roberts is said to have burst through his front door one day, shouting “Fix me a steak, I’ve just seen Jesus!” The charismatic televangelist, who died in 2009, had an appetite for fiery sermons and faith healings, but it was his reliance on the collection plate that really aggravated his […]

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