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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PRINCE OF PLAYERS in the News

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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Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Prince of Players - Sunday, October 14

A modern opera set in Restoration-era England. In American composer Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera, follow the story of Edward Kynaston, the last great male actor to play female characters on stage. You’ll hear a bawdy pub song and see a famous Shakespeare play. Prince of Players will be sung in English, accompanied by the Milwaukee […]

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Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Prince of Players - Friday, October 12

A modern opera set in Restoration-era England. In American composer Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera, follow the story of Edward Kynaston, the last great male actor to play female characters on stage. You’ll hear a bawdy pub song and see a famous Shakespeare play. Prince of Players will be sung in English, accompanied by the Milwaukee […]

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