Florentine In The City
Listen to opera in a number of venues throughout the community, enhance your opera experience, and get behind-the-scenes perspectives by attending one of our insightful community engagement programs. Learn little known facts, get hints on what to listen for, and hear tantalizing musical excerpts.
Opera Insights are FREE presentations given by Corliss Phillabaum, Professor of Theater at UW Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts at two Milwaukee area locations – the Wauwatosa Public Library (7635 West North Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213) and The Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center (926 E. Burleigh Street Milwaukee, WI 53212). Opera Insights take a closer look at the upcoming opera performance. Each 45-minute program contains a detailed synopsis, background on the opera and live musical selections preformed by the Florentine Opera Studio Artists. Attendees are treated to arias, duets and small ensembles performed by Florentine Opera Chorus members. Click here for more information on the 2013-14 Opera Insights @ The Opera Center andOpera Insights @ Wauwatosa Library.
@ The Florentine Opera Center
926 E. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee
– Wed. Oct. 1, 2014 @ 7PM (The Flying Dutchman)
– Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 @ 7PM (Elmer Gantry)
– Wed. Apr. 15, 2015 @ 7PM (The Elixir of Love)
@ Wauwatosa Library
7635 West North Ave, Wauwatosa
– Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 @ 12:30PM (The Flying Dutchman)
– Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:30PM (Elmer Gantry)
– Sat. Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:30PM (The Elixir of Love)
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 unique perspective at each opera’s lecture. Talk Opera is FREE with each ticket purchase.
Mark Your Calendar
The Flying Dutchman talks: November 8 and 10 in the Magin Lounge, one hour prior to performance for ticket holders
Elmer Gantry talks: March 28 and 30 in the Magin Lounge, one hour prior to performance for ticket holders
The Elixir of Love talks: May 8 and 10 in the Magin Lounge, one hour prior to performance for ticket holders
For a full list of upcoming Florentine Opera events in and around Milwaukee, click here .