Meet Christopher Elst: Prince of Players Fight Choreographer

From the costume shop, to hair and makeup, set designers to stage directors, it’s pretty well known that there are many people behind the singers of an opera that make a production possible. We’d like to introduce one behind-the-scenes role that you may not be as familiar with – a fight director. Prince of Players […]

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Keith Phares on contemporary opera and his role debut as Edward Kynaston in PRINCE OF PLAYERS

Baritone Keith Phares has been a part of many of the Florentine’s productions of new operas. He sang the title role in our 2010 recorded production of Elmer Gantry. He sang the role of Charlie in our production of Three Decembers. And, he was George Hurstwood in our world-premiere production and recording of Sister Carrie. […]

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If you enjoy theater, Shakespeare or English history, you won't want to miss PRINCE OF PLAYERS

When the curtain rises on Carlisle Floyd’s opera The Prince of Players, you are immediately transported to a 17th-century London theater, and a man – Edward Kynaston – is playing Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello. In Shakespeare’s time and until the 1660s, women were forbidden by law to act on stage. But a king’s edict changed history. […]

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See who’s talking about PRINCE OF PLAYERS “12 plays and concerts to see this October in Milwaukee” Prince of Players was featured in this Journal Sentinel list of October performances in Milwaukee. 9/30 Sunday Sip Interview – WTMJ620 Jeff Wagner from WTMJ620 talks with Interim Managing Director Eric Lind and Education Manager (and cast member) […]

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Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7 - 9:15 pm

Florentine Opera Film Screening of Stage Beauty

From page to film to stage! The opera Prince of Players was inspired by the Jeffrey Hatcher play Compleat Female Stage Beauty. But before the play became an opera, it was made into a movie: Stage Beauty, starring Claire Danes and Billy Crudup. Join the Florentine Opera at Milwaukee’s historic Oriental Theatre for a film […]

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