the FLORENTINE OPERA PRESENTS the STUDIO ARTISTS' OPERA SCENE SHOWCASE
November 17, 2011 | Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center, 926 E. Burleigh
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—November 9, 2011— The Florentine Opera continues its 2011-2012 season with an in-studio, workshop production of beloved operatic classics. The Florentine Opera Company Studio Artists will appear at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in Riverwest, on November 17 at 7:00PM in an Opera Scene Showcase. Florentine Opera Studio Artists Erica Schuller, soprano from Milwaukee, WI; Kristen DiNinno, mezzo soprano from Pittsburgh, PA; Matthew Richardson, tenor from Dubuque, IA and Dan Richardson, baritone from Cedar Falls, IA, will be accompanied by Yasuko Oura as they re-enact a selection of arias and ensembles from a variety of elegant favorites. General Director William Florescu will direct and emcee the evening event. Selections from the Opera Scene Showcase will include pieces from Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Bohème, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah and Mozart’s Idomeneo. The Florentine will present Susannah on March 16 & 18, 2012 and Idomeneo May 18 & 20, 2012 in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Florentine’s continuing 2011-12 season.
The Florentine Opera Studio Artist Program offers a full season of artist-in-residence employment for talented singers beginning their professional careers, providing promising young artists with performing experience and training essential to career development in the opera art form. Studio artists sing supporting and comprimario roles during the Florentine Opera’s main stage performances, in addition to serving the educational and outreach goals of the Florentine Opera Company. The Studio Artists will also perform at numerous public events in collaboration with other Milwaukee Area arts groups. They will be featured at education and outreach initiatives including 70 in-school and community center performances of the original children’s opera The Three Little Pigs, and given the opportunity to gain continuing training and career advice through master classes and coaching with visiting artists and master teachers.
Tickets are available for $15. Call Michelle at 414-291-5700 ext 224. More information about the
production, the artists and the Florentine Opera’s 2011-2012 season is
available at www.florentineopera.org.
ARTIST INFORMATION / INTERVIEWS:
For additional 2011-12 studio artist biography information or to schedule an interview, please contact Richard Clark, Communications & Public Relations Manager, by telephone at 414-291-5700 ext. 213, or via email.