The 82nd Season of great opera from the Florentine begins with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, a tale of romance and betrayal.

Acclaimed soprano Alyson Cambridge (Mimi in La Bohème 2014) returns as Cio-Cio-San, tenor Eric Barry makes his Florentine debut in the role of Pinkerton, and Julia Mintzer makes her Florentine debut singing the role of Suzuki.  A cast of acclaimed singing actors including Mark Walters (La Traviata 2013), Matthew Morgan (Eddie Fislinger in Elmer Gantry 2015) and Jeffrey Beruan (Rev. Baines in Elmer Gantry 2015) join the Florentine Opera Chorus on stage–directed by William Florescu, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with Francesco Lecce-Chong making his Florentine conducting debut.


Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00PM // Florentine Opera Center in Riverwest
Meet the internationally acclaimed artists before they take the stage – and listen to the arias from Madama Butterfly at this delightful cocktail event – held at the Opera Center in Riverwest. Appetizers are provided by Antigua Mexican and Latin Restaurant, and a cash bar is available for drinks and spirits.

RSVP by September 29th, call (414) 291-5700 ext. 224 for tickets!
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Season Opening Night Sponsors:
Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn

Title Artist Sponsor:
Nita Soref


Estimated run time:
2 hours, 40 minutes – including one 20 minute intermission

Click here for Giacomo Puccini’s Bio

Click here for a synopsis of Madama Butterfly


Performance Dates and Times

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Performance Location

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Get Directions »


Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.