Soprano Ava Pine Named Florentine Opera's 08-09 Marie Z. Uihlein Artist
Ms. Pine to appear in upcoming all-new production of MOzart's The Magic Flute, April 17-19
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin—April 1, 2009—The Florentine Opera Company announces today that Soprano Ava Pine is the Marie Z. Uihlein Artist for the 2008-09 season. Ms. Pine will portray the role of Pamina in the Company’s upcoming all-new production of The Magic Flute. Called “an exciting voice for opera’s future” by Opera Today and noted for her “glowing” style with “technique to burn” by Opera News, Ms. Pine is one of the opera world’s most rapidly rising stars.
Ms. Pine is praised by critics and audiences alike for “sheer vocal beauty, ease and eloquence” and “rewarding musicianship.” She draws from a rich well of experience in both classical music and theatrical stage. Throughout her burgeoning career, she has portrayed numerous classic operatic roles, including Adele in Die Fledermaus, Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Romilda in Xerxes, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Her awards and honors include first prize from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Tulsa District (2006), as well as the Audience Favorite and Female Encouragement Awards in the 2006 Fort Worth Opera McCammon Voice Competition.
About the Marie Z. Uihlein Artist Fund
Ms. Pine will become the sixth vocalist recognized by the Marie Z. Uihlein Artist Fund, which was established in 2004 when Marie Uihlein, a longtime Florentine supporter, contributed the Company’s first million-dollar gift to establish the Marie Z. Uihlein Artist Fund. Earnings from the gift’s investment sponsor a singer of superlative quality each season.
See Ava Pine in The Magic Flute: Performance Information
WHAT: The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Sung in English, in the Andrew Porter translation, with English lyric translations projected above the stage)
WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009 @ 2:30 PM
WHERE: All performances of The Magic Flute are held in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202.