Drama And Talent That Is Larger Than Life…

…with recognition to match

We thank the corporate and foundation sponsors of our mainstage season for their support of the Florentine Opera’s productions, directors and leading artists. We also thank our education and outreach sponsors, whose support of our classroom performances and community engagement infuses our great city with great opera.


Main Stage Season

  • Season Sponsor ($150,000)
  • Title Sponsor ($75,000)
  • Production Sponsor ($60,000)
  • Season-Long Opening Night Sponsor ($35,000)
  • Performance Sponsor ($10,000-$20,000)
  • Act I Intermission Champagne Reception Sponsor ($5,000)


Education And Outreach

  • School Touring Production Title Sponsor ($50,000)
  • “Get Opera” Student Ticket Underwriter ($5,000+)
  • Underwrite an In-School Performance ($1,000+)
  • Underwrite a Community Engagement Performance ($1,000 – $5,000)


Our 81st Season Sponsors

We acknowledge the generosity of our current sponsors in support of the Florentine Opera’s 81st Season performances and community engagement events—and invite you to join in celebration of this momentous year for us!

The Flying Dutchman
George and Angela Jacobi – Opening Night Sponsors

Wuthering Heights
John Shannon and Jan Serr – Recording Project Sponsors
Marianne and Sheldon B. Lubar – Orchestra Sponsors
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
National Endowment for the Arts – Artworks

From Vienna to the Great White Way
Glen and Claire Hackmann – Presenting Sponsors

Elmer Gantry
Kate and Don Wilson – Opening Night Sponsors

The Elixir of Love
Nancy and Terry Anderson – Presenting Title Sponsors


Corporations, Foundations and Public Funds

ANON Charitable Trust
Helen Bader Foundation
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.
Bradley Impact Fund
Bucyrus Foundation, Inc.
Milwaukee County – CAMPAC
Chapman Foundation
Colectivo Coffee Roasters
Cream City Foundation
Marjorie Christiansen Foundation
Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust
Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts
Emory T. Clark Family Charitable Foundation
Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc.
Everett Smith Group Foundation
Roberta & Sanford Fedderly Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Foley & Lardner LLP
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s
David C. Scott Foundation Fund
Dr. Carl W. Eberbach & Elisabeth Falk Eberbach Fund
Nancy E. Hack Fund
Joseph R. Pabst Fund
Luedke-Smith Fund
Bernard J. & Marie E. Weiss Fund
Herzfeld Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation
Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust
Dorothy Inbusch Foundation
Ironwood Foundation
Jay Kay Foundation
Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.
Johnson Controls Foundation
Johnson Foundation, Inc.
Lubar & Company, Inc.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milwaukee Arts Board
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
OPERA America
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
Pieper Electric/Ideal Plumbing
PPC Foundation Inc.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Rite Hite Foundation
Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
Steinway Society of Milwaukee
David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation
United Performing Arts Fund
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Usinger Foundation
Vilter Foundation, Inc.
Weyco Group Charitable Trust
Wings Program, Inc.
Wisconsin Public Radio (our state wide media sponsor)
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and The National Endowment for the Arts
Woman’s Club of Wisconsin Foundation
Joseph and Vera Zilber Foundation

For omissions or changes to this list, please contact Kelly Schlicht at (414) 291-5700 ext 212.