Florentine Opera

Upcoming in the Milwaukee performing arts scene are an instalment of Florentine Opera’s At the Center Series, various family friendly offerings at SummerStage, the Footlights 2018 People’s Choice Awards and Patrick Schmitz’ Katelyn’s Wasteland. more

Performing Arts Weekly

This week, we preview the summer theatre seasons of four different production companies: American Players Theatre, The Peninsula Players, Northern Sky Theatre and SummerStage of Delafield. more

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The Magic Flute is a gentle opera beguiling in its warm simplicity, seemingly less complex than the composer’s other stage work but requiring a cast with whom audiences wild easily identify. more

Classical Music

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“This production of The Magic Flute reprieves our 2009 production and remains colorful and picturesque in keeping with the spirit of Mozart’s sublime work,” says Florentine Opera’s William Florescu, though they will give it “a new original slant." more

A&E Feature

Bay View’s foodie scene just keeps getting better, thanks to off-the-beaten-path gems like Sabrosa Café & Gallery. more

Dining Out

Two seldom-performed Baroque English operas were given a richly dramatic performance by the Florentine Opera. more

Classical Music

If you don’t think you like opera, you just might like the double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis presented this weekend by the Florentine Opera Company at the Marcus Center. more

A&E Feature

Though long gone are the days when symphony orchestras were comprised entirely of men, for those in the classical music business, one significant glass ceiling still exists. more

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Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. more

A&E Feature

The Florentine Opera’s season opener, Franz Lehár’s operetta masterpiece, The Merry Widow, turned out to be something of a mixed bag of delights offering a series of delightful plot and musical confections. more

Classical Music

Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 27, when the Marcus Center presents a multi-arts collaboration of epic proportions celebrating the centennial of seven artists instrumental to creating the Great American Songbook. more

A&E Feature

Franz Lehár’s operetta masterpiece, The Merry Widow, the work that launched his life-long career as a composer, gets the royal treatment by the Florentine Opera and Milwaukee Ballet. more

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Local performing arts groups and community organizations are filling the gap, providing arts-related education for students in schools where budgets for arts education have been slashed. more

News Features

PrideFest goes big, while several more Milwaukee outdoor events and concert series kick off their 2017 seasons. more

This Week in Milwaukee

The creative versatility of the Florentine Opera’s programming is a living testament to opera as a living art form. Opening this season with the world premiere of Robert Aldridge’s Sister Carrie, they will close 2016-2017 with the ever-popu... more

A&E Feature

The Florentine Opera’s production of Don Giovanni was a rousing tribute to one of Mozart’s most sophisticated operas. Creative staging intrigued the audience from the outset as mummified maidens c,Classical Music and Dance more

Classical Music

The Florentine Opera restages its successful 2006 production of Mozart’s classic Don Giovanni at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, March 17 and 19. more

A&E Feature

On display through April 29, “Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music” tells the story of Milwaukee music. more

Music Feature

Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss II’s signature operetta, captures that lilting flavor of late-19th-century Vienna as a gracious, aristocratic paradise of waltzes and champagne. The Florentine Opera presents the piece May 13 and 15 at Uihlein... more

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