You make Great Opera possible!
More than 600 donor households contributed more than $1 million last season to help the Florentine Opera thrive.
Donor gifts create world-class mainstage productions, fuel education and community programs in Milwaukee schools, fortify our Studio Artist Program, provide tickets to young people to experience their very first opera, and so much more.
Unlike products that become cheaper over time…just think about your flat screen television…the performing arts are a human endeavor that requires a human investment. Every Florentine project is a well-crafted alchemy of artists from around the world joining with local talent to create great artistic experiences. It’s not unusual for more than two hundred artists and artisans to be employed in Florentine productions.
There are so many ways you can sing our praises!
In this remarkable 2014-15 Season, we ask you to consider a gift to our Annual Fund, summon you to attend our Trial By Jury Gala, invite you to sponsor a school or community performance, encourage you to make a gift in honor of someone you admire, and hope you will consider making an endowment gift or legacy pledge.
Your support keeps our positive momentum moving forward and helps create the audience for American Opera right here in Milwaukee.
We truly appreciate your investment in our artistic and community mission and vision.
You can always click to give, or Feel free to call or email us, we’d love to hear what inspires you!
To share your passion or to learn more, please contact Eric Lind at 414-291-5700 x225 or Jillian Bruss at 414-291-5700 x212.
Charitable Giving Keeps Us Singing
From our roots as the Italian Opera Chorus in 1933, our company has flourished to become today’s Grammy Award-winning Florentine Opera Company. Celebrating our 80th year, we are proud to be the sixth oldest opera company in the country— continuing to assure that a great city like Milwaukee has a great opera company. The Florentine is more engaged in the community than ever before, providing great opera on stage, in schools and throughout the Milwaukee community. It takes a chorus of supporters to continue creating to great opera, both on and off the stage. That is why we have made it our goal within the next two years to build a Chorus of A Thousand Supporters , dedicated to giving voice to our mission of deepening roots within the Milwaukee community and beyond. More than 700 gifts last season made our work stand out — on stage, in schools, and in the community. Just imagine how much voice we could give to our mission with a chorus of a thousand supporters! No voice is too big or too small, so consider echoing your passion for opera with a gift today.
Each contribution, great or small, is vital to our mission, to assure a great city like Milwaukee has a great opera company. Your gift to our Annual Fund enhances our work on stage, in schools, and in the community.
Leave A Legacy
Share your love of opera with the next generation! A planned gift is a powerful way to ensure the Florentine continues as an outstanding performing arts organization for generations to come.
Sponsoring a Florentine Opera production or performance is a great way to connect your business with our larger-than-life talent, with visibility and recognition to match. A wide range of opportunities awaits!
Your spare change can make a big change for us!
Allow your generous tax-deductible gift to be doubled or even tripled with the help of a corporate match.
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There are so many other ways to give:
- Commemorate a loved one or special occasion with a special gift
- Sponsor an artist, performance or event
- Get involved as a volunteer
No voice is too big or too small,
so sing your passion for opera with a gift today.
Productions & programs of the Florentine Opera Company are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from Wisconsin Public Radio (our statewide media sponsor).