See a rare baroque double-bill with period instruments: Venus & Adonis/Dido & Aeneas

The Florentine Opera will present a rare baroque double-bill with period instruments: John Blow’s Venus & Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.  Performances on January 26 (7:30 PM), 27 (7:30PM), & 28 (2:30PM), 2018 at the Wilson Theatre at Vogel Hall, in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. MILWAUKEE, Wis.—December 6, 2017— Myths come […]

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The Florentine spreads festive cheer this season


By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager ‘Tis the season when, as legend has it, Santa is readying his workshop in the North Pole for holiday joys. Here in Riverwest, the Florentine Opera’s Studio Artists and Chorusmaster Scott Stewart are working just as hard to prepare musical gifts for all of Milwaukee this season. “We actually prepare […]

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Donald and Donna Baumgartner make $1.5 million gift to the Florentine Opera

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Photos available upon request CONTACT: Eric Lind Director of Advancement 414/291.5700 Ext. 225 • elind@florentineopera.org Donald and Donna Baumgartner make $1.5 million gift to the Florentine Opera Gift will support the Studio Artist program MILWAUKEE, Wis.—November 27, 2017— Donald and Donna Baumgartner, long-time donors and champions of the […]

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Florentine to debut world-premiere children's opera, A Busy Bee

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager Have you heard what’s buzzing around the Florentine lately? Its new children’s opera, A Busy Bee, will be flying into schools and community venues all over Southeast Wisconsin in 2018, serving more than 16,000 students. Florentine Staff Pianist Ruben Piirainen wrote the libretto and composed the original music. He and […]

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

Florentine Off Stage: A Meet The Artists Party

Enjoy a glass of wine after work with the cast of Venus & Adonis / Dido & Aeneas ‘off stage‘ at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in Riverwest.  Whether you’re a seasoned opera fan or this is your first opera, Off Stage is a perfect way to experience live music, learn a bit, and […]

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