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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Fan favorites return for the Florentine’s fall debut

Fan favorites return for the Florentine’s fall debut By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager When the Florentine Opera hits the Marcus Center stage on October 20 and 22 with its production of The Merry Widow, there will be many familiar faces that local opera fans will recognize. Soprano Alyson Cambridge will make her role debut as […]

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A conversation with The Merry Widow’s leading lady, Soprano Alyson Cambridge

A conversation with The Merry Widow’s leading lady, Soprano Alyson Cambridge By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager   KS: What’s it like to be coming back to the Florentine? AC: I’m thrilled to be coming back to Florentine! I had such amazing experiences with both La Boheme and Madama Butterfly. Bill Florescu has been a wonderful […]

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The Florentine Opera’s fourth original recording to be released September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 Photos available upon request   CONTACT:     Danielle Chaviano Marketing Manager 414/291.5700 Ext. 221 • dchaviano@florentineopera.org Click here for a PDF of this press release ___________________________________   The Florentine Opera’s fourth original recording to be released September 8 MILWAUKEE, Wis.—September 5, 2017— Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Sister Carrie, the […]

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New class of Studio Artists will ring in the program’s tenth anniversary

When the Florentine Opera Studio Artist class of 2017-18 takes the stage in a few short weeks for its first @ the Center concert, you’ll hear three new voices, and one familiar mezzo-soprano. This year will feature Soprano Rachel Blaustein, Mezzo-soprano Ashely Puenner, Tenor Edward Graves, and Baritone Nate Hill. Puenner, whom you may remember […]

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