Opera America Magazine Announces Florentine/Floyd Recording Project

From OPERA America Magazine Summer 2014 – FLORENTINE TO RECORD FLOYD Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera will initiate a series of concert productions and recordings of the works of Carlisle Floyd beginning in the 2014-2015 season. The project launches with Floyd’s Wuthering Heights, sponsored by local donors John Shannon and Jan Serr. Florentine’s general director, William Florescu, will […]

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Synopsis: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (Der Fliegende Holländer)

Libretto by the composer World premiere: Dresden, Court Theater – January 2, 1843 Act I A violent storm has driven Daland’s ship several miles from his home on the Norwegian coast. Sending his crew off to rest, he leaves the watch in charge of a young steersman, who falls asleep as he sings a ballad […]

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From Gothenburg and Seattle to Opera North–and soon for the Florentine, Soprano Alwyn Mellor sings Wagner with critical acclaim.

Since 2011, Opera North has been building its acclaimed first production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. On Saturday, the project reaches its climax with the premiere of Götterdämmerung. Richard Farnes conducts Peter Mumford’s concert staging and the cast includes Mati Turi, Mats Almgren, Orla Boylan, Jo Pohlheim and Susan Bickley, with Lee Bisset, Heather […]

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FLORENTINE OPERA 2014-2015 STUDIO ARTISTS PERFORM A NEW CHILDREN’S OPERA by John Davies

FO News Brief: The Florentine’s Artist-in-Residence program returns for a seventh season with newly commissioned children’s opera by John Davies MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin—June 9, 2014—The Florentine Opera Company has selected Julie Tabash (soprano) of St. Louis, MO; Lindsay Metzger (mezzo-soprano) of Mundelein, IL; Aaron Short (tenor) of Kansas City, MO; and Pablo Siqueiros (baritone) of San […]

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM

The Florentine @ Colectivo Humboldt

Join us (for this Free event) on Wednesday and Thursday evenings this summer at Colectivo Humboldt, Colectivo Bay View and Colectivo Lakefront for arias and ensembles presented by the Florentine Opera Company singers. Florentine Opera at the Lake Thursdays @ Colectivo Lakefront, 7pm June 19, July 17, July 31, August 14 Florentine Wednesdays in Riverwest & Bay View! Outdoors starting at […]

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