From Studio Artist to Stage Director: Colleen Brooks’ Journey with the Florentine Opera

Ten years ago, mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks was a part of the Florentine Opera’s first class of Studio Artists. Just like our Baumgartner Studio Artists today, she sang in main stage productions, community events and the touring children’s opera (that year it was Pinocchio). Since her time as a studio artist in the 2008-2009 season, Colleen […]

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Meet Nicole Heinen, 2018 Summer Residency Artist

In fourth grade, soprano Nicole Heinen really wanted to learn how to sing. So, she started taking voice lessons. “I was interested in learning how the voice worked and how to sing in different styles,” Nicole says. “I didn’t know what genre I’d be good at, but I knew voice lessons would help me figure […]

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