Enjoy opera all summer long with our free community performances!

Florentine Opera Company Announces Summer Community Performance Schedule and Residency Program Artists The Florentine Opera Company announces the dates and locations of their summer community performances. These free events will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience opera all summer long at various locations in the Milwaukee area. The performances will feature the artists of […]

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International soloists set to dazzle with Viva Opera!

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager London Soprano Kate Royal appears as a picture of operatic elegance. She’s performed on some of the most prestigious stages across the globe. Adding to her distinctly British sophistication, Royal is married to actor Julian Ovenden, famous for his role of Charles Blake on Downton Abbey. But, she might also […]

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Florentine Opera Company to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Grant to support the world premiere live recording and regional premiere production of American composer Carlisle Floyd’s latest Opera, Prince of Players Photo credit: Houston Grand Opera, photographer Lynn Lane (2016) The Florentine Opera Company will receive a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the world premiere […]

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Studio Artist alumni shine in Baroque Double Bill

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager In its tenth season, the fruits of the Florentine Opera Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artist program’s labors will be on full display in the company’s upcoming production of Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas, with three alumni from the program showcased in principal roles. Mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks (2008-2009), […]

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A Q&A with leading lady Sandra Piques Eddy


Florentine Opera Development Manager Kelly Schlicht recently sat down with mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy to talk about her role in the upcoming production of Venus & Adonis/Dido & Aeneas, her time singing at the Met, and what it’s like to be back in Milwaukee. KS: You play Dido, the title character in Dido & Aeneas. […]

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