Black History Month and the Florentine Opera: A History Still Being Written

By The Florentine Opera Staff While opera may seem a European-centric art form, singers from all nationalities and ethnicities have embraced the art form and graced the stage—particularly over the past sixty years. In recent decades, most opera companies use color-blind casting, focusing solely on the person’s singing and acting ability, rather than on how […]

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Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:15pm

Pasta & Puccini

    Experience the best of the Florentine Opera, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. We’ll begin with cocktails in the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Opera Center, proceeding to the piazza between the Florentine Opera campus and La Lune Collection factory to savor a rustic Italian dinner, prepared exclusively for us by chef Joe […]

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Rescigno Milestone - 35 years with the Florentine Opera

THE F.O. CELEBRATES THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAESTRO JOSEPH RESCIGNO By Rick Clark, Florentine Opera Director of Marketing and Communications Audiences at the Florentine’s Don Giovanni will witness a production under the baton of Maestro Joseph Rescigno, inaugurating his 35th year of great opera in Milwaukee. In 1980, John Gage, a former actor and theater […]

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Don Giovanni features barrier-breaking cast

Don Giovanni features barrier-breaking cast By Kelly Schlicht, Florentine Opera Development Manager Audiences at the Florentine Opera’s production of Don Giovanni may notice something note-worthy about the cast of principal artists. The cast, featuring three black singers, is one of the most diverse in the company history.   Baritone Musa Ngqungwana will play Leporello, Don […]

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00pm and 1:00pm

The Billy Goats Gruff at Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Free performances with paid admission into the museum.

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