Playful Innuendo & Deception abounds as The Marriage of Figaro closes the 2012-2013 Season
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin—April 9, 2013—The Florentine Opera Company will conclude the
2012-2013 season with Mozart’s most beloved comedic opera The Marriage of Figaro – General Director William Florescu
stated “I strongly feel that re-visiting established classics like The Marriage of Figaro with a
stunning cast of the brightest new young opera singers can allow the beauty of
the art form to engage audiences.”
On May 10 and 12, 2013, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Mozart’s ‘Day of Madness’ will conclude the 79th Season with the folly and debauchery of Mozart’s most beloved comic opera – Written in Italian, The Florentine will perform a highly energetic production of Mozart’s continuation of the plot of The Barber of Seville with a cast of critically lauded, international opera stars. Daniel Belcher returns in the role of Figaro, on the heels of a Grammy award as well as performances in Switzerland, Germany, France, and Japan. He joins our star-studded cast onstage, this May in Uihlein Hall.
Get caught up in the deceptions & counter deceptions, skirt-chasing & bullying, run rampant in the palace of the Count Almaviva. Set in Spain, this continuation of the plot of The Barber of Seville focuses on the mayhem that unfolds during a single “day of madness” in this grand folly of aristocratic courtship.
2010 Grammy-winner, Daniel Belcher reprises his role of Figaro (The Barber of Seville - 2007). Acclaimed soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine makes her Florentine debut as Susanna. Adriana Zabala brings her celebrated interpretation of Cherubino along with audience favorite, tenor Frank Kelley (as Basilio) and Bass Matthew Lau (as Bartolo) – (both of the Florentine’s two-time Grammy Award-winning Elmer Gantry – 2010) return for this light-hearted, hilarious romp. Soprano Diana McVey makes her Florentine debut in the role of Countess Almaviva and mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank makes her debut at Marcellina. Candace Evans directs this all-star cast as Maestro Joseph Rescigno conducts the Milwaukee symphony Orchestra and the Florentine Opera Chorus. Don’t miss your chance to see one of opera’s greatest works in grand style!
Don't miss your chance to see one of opera's greatest works in grand style.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage
Join the Florentine Opera for a Sunday Luncheon prior to the matinee performance of The Marriage of Figaro at 12:30 PM on Sunday, May 10 with special guests Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu and Maestro Joseph Rescigno. Luncheon tickets are just $45.
Call 414-291-5700 ext. 224 Monday-Friday, 9:00am -
WHAT: The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
(Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage)
WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
WHERE: All performances are held in Uihlein Hall at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
CAST: Stage Director / Candace Evans*
Conductor / Joseph Rescigno
Figaro / Daniel Belcher
Susanna / Jamie-Rose Guarrine*
Count Almaviva / Craig Verm
Cherubino / Adriana Zabala*
Don Basilio / Frank Kelley
Marcellina / Jenni Bank*
Bartolo / Matthew Lau
*denotes Florentine debut
Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI
Friday, May 10, 2013 | 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 2:30pm
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ABOUT THE FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY
The Florentine Opera Company’s productions reflect the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. As a leader in Wisconsin's art community and the nation’s sixth-oldest opera company, the Florentine Opera seeks to establish a significant presence in the cultural, educational and civic life of the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Audiences enjoy beautiful main stage productions that include first-rate vocal artistry brought to life by established and emerging international, national and local opera stars. With a foundation of fiscal responsibility, the company continues to grow its artistic and educational programs. Through its outreach and in-school educational programming, the Florentine provides vital arts education experiences for children, nurtures new audiences, and expands cultural horizons for the next generation. The Florentine Opera is a cornerstone member organization of the United Performing Arts Fund and receives funds from Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin, as well as support from corporations, foundations and individuals. The Florentine Opera Company is a member of Opera America.