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Studio Artists will play a role in the company’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti.’ Read more

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This week, multiple holiday season-themed classical music, dance and theater performances take center stage in Milwaukee and beyond. Read more

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This month: Cooperative Performance and Florentine Opera's upcoming performances, developments at the Mitchell Park Domes, painter Tom Uttech and Farm Aid. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the classical music performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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The Harley-Davidson Museum, Chagall at the Jewish Museum MKE, the Florentine Opera and Ko-Thi African Dancers. Read more

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As the vote for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice approaches, Paul Masterson draws lessons from L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Read more



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The Florentine Opera presents a beautifully performed adaptation of Monteverdi’s nearly 400-year-old opera. Read more

Classical Music

On Feb. 8-10, the Florentine Opera’s Studio Artists treated audiences to some mood-setting music just in time for Valentine’s Day via their cabaret-style concert, “Con Amore.” Read more

Classical Music

Milwaukee Rep’s Frances White unveils the new Stackner Cabaret, Startup Milwaukee Week, an interview with Direct Hit's Nick Woods and more. Read more

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An interview with composer Carlisle Floyd about his opera Prince of Players, which will open the Florentine Opera’s season this month. Read more

A&E Feature

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Classical Music

A conversation with the director of UWM's finger-style guitar program, preview of Summerfest, Milwaukee Public Library's ambitious rebuilding project and more. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

“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." Read more

A&E Feature

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

Dining Out

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

A&E Feature

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

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