Friday, October 6, 2017

84th Season Gala: The Merry Widow Masquerade Ball

The Merry Widow Masquerade Ball Friday, October 6, 2017 Crystal Ballroom—Milwaukee Hilton City Center 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI Dance the night away to a live chamber orchestra in the spirit of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow.  Enjoy a glamorous night under dazzling chandeliers, with sparkling wines, a gourmet meal, beautiful voices, and unparalleled entertainment.  […]

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Studio Artists prepare to bid Florentine Opera adieu, while company looks toward future

Studio Artists prepare to bid Florentine Opera adieu, while company looks toward future By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager After two years with the Florentine Opera, soprano Ariana Douglas, tenor Thomas Leighton, and baritone Leroy Davis are preparing for their final curtain calls as Studio Artists.   “I’m feeling very grateful,” said Leighton. It has been […]

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35 years and going strong: The Florentine Opera celebrates Maestro Joseph Rescigno

35 years and going strong: The Florentine Opera celebrates Maestro Joseph Rescigno By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager   The career path of the longest-serving principal opera conductor in the United States happened almost by chance. “I hadn’t even heard of the Florentine Opera until 1979,” said Joseph Rescigno. “I’ll never forget it. I was walking […]

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Bravo, Figaro! Luis Alejandro Orozco makes his Milwaukee debut

Bravo, Figaro! Luis Alejandro Orozco makes his Milwaukee debut By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager   “I’m a natural goofball, to begin with,” Luis Alejandro Orozco describes himself, with a chuckle.   The baritone said he’s eager to bring his playful nature to the stage as Figaro in the Florentine Opera’s production of The Barber of […]

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Son of “La Mancha” takes stage in Don Giovanni

Son of “La Mancha” takes stage in Don Giovanni By Kelly Schlicht   Bass David Leigh’s last name may ring a bell to fans of musical theatre. His father, Mitch Leigh, composed the legendary score to Man of La Mancha.   Leigh will make his Florentine debut as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni this March. […]

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