New LGBT-Friendly Affinity Group Encourages Opera Enthusiasm
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin-July 17, 2008-The Florentine Opera Company introduces Florentine Opera Camerata, an LGBT-friendly affinity group that presents a variety of opera-related social events for members of the LGBT community and their supporters. The group's focus is to generate enthusiasm for opera within the LGBT community and beyond. The term "Camerata" comes from an old Italian word meaning fellowship society. Today, it has come to describe an informal gathering, usually for the purpose of literary, philosophical or artistic discussion.
In celebration of Florentine Camerata's founding, new members will be offered an exclusive ticket package, which includes seats to the Florentine's November production of Madama Butterfly, admission to a Camerata Intermission Reception and the Florentine Opera's 08-09 Overture CD. Florentine Opera Camerata will also host gatherings before each Florentine mainstage production at The Room in Milwaukee, giving members the opportunity to enjoy beverages, hors d'ouvres, fellowship and insights from Florentine Opera staff and cast members about the fascinating world of opera.
In fulfilling our mission of bringing world-class opera to regional audiences, the Florentine is committed to ensuring that patrons from all walks of life are able to experience the melody, drama and intrigue of grand opera in a comfortable and inclusive setting.
For more information on joining Florentine Opera Camerata, contact Lindsey Denil at 414-225-1946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.