Wisconsin Governor declares Maestro Joseph Rescigno Day across the state

MADISON, WI – Governor Scott Walker and Secretary of State Douglas La Follette have issued a state-wide proclamation in honor of the Maestro’s 35-year tenure with the Florentine Opera, the nations 6th oldest opera company. Governor Walker’s proclamation states “I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 4, 2017 as Maestro Joseph […]

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Carol Garcia makes her American debut in The Barber of Seville

By Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager She’s sung on some of the biggest stages in the world, and won some of the most prestigious vocal competitions in Europe. In May, this up-and-coming mezzo-soprano will be making her much-anticipated American role debut right here in Milwaukee.   Barcelona native Carol Garcia says she’s excited to be playing […]

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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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