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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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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