Florentine Opera Company
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Florentine Opera’s @ The Center SERIES’ SECOND SEASON

The 2014-2015 Season will welcome this popular concert series at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center for a second season

By - Aug 7th, 2014 08:53 am

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— August 7, 2014— The Florentine Opera Company announces the second season of its ‘second stage’ series, @ The Center – made possible through the generous support of the Riverwest community with additional support from US Bankcorp Foundation, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, Wisconsin Arts Board and the United Performing Arts Fund. This series is part of the Florentine’s continuing expansion of community engagement and will consist of four weekends (Friday and Saturday evenings) of in-studio performances at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. Three of these performance events will showcase the 2014-2015 Florentine Opera Studio Artists—Julie Tabash (soprano), Lindsay Metzger (mezzo-soprano), Aaron Short (tenor), and Pablo Siqueiros (baritone)—featuring a sampling of repertoire fromopera classics to cabaret hits, and holiday songs. A fourth concert will include a recital by Florentine Studio Artist Program alumnus Alisa Suzanne Jordheim.

On September 26 and 27, 2014, the @ The Center Series begins with The 81st Season Sampler, featuring selections from the 2014-2015 season, which celebrates the Florentine’s original productions by opera’s greatest composers. The Florentine’s Studio Artists will bring to life selections from Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Floyd’s Wuthering Heights, Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry, and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love as well as the Florentine’s world premiere touring opera Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears in this @ The Center kickoff.

The series continues on December 19 and 20, 2014, with Home for the Holidays. The Studio Artists provide a prelude to the holidays with a concert of winter tunes and carols, reminding audiences of the joys of this festive time of year.

The Alumni Recital on January 30 and 31, 2015 will bring 2012-2013 Studio Artist soprano Alisa Suzanne Jordheim back to the Florentine after important debut performances with Cincinnati Opera, Madison Opera, and The Columbus Symphony ­– providing a singularopportunity to check-in with one of the Florentine’s celebrated rising stars. This recital will feature arias and songs performed by Miss Jordheim, prior to her return to the Florentine stage in March 2015, in the role of Lulu Baines in Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry.

On April 10 and 11, 2015, the Studio Artists return with Florentine After Dark. This concert will feature a program of German, French and American cabaret songs in a relaxed atmosphere, expanding the vocal horizons for Florentine audiences, both old and new.

TICKETS

Single ticket prices begin at just $15 with ‘Friday Evening’ and ‘Saturday Evening’
@ The Center ticket packages from just $50. @ The Center subscription reservations begin TODAY!!! with single ticket sales beginning August 18, 2014.  For more information on ordering ticket packages visit www.florentineopera.org or call (414) 291-5700 ext. 224 or 1-800-32 OPERA.

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

WHAT:          The 80th Anniversary Season Sampler

WHEN:         Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE:      Wayne & Kristine LuedersFlorentine Opera Center

926 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212                       

CAST:          Julie Tabash

Lindsay Metzger

Aaron Short

Pablo Siqueiros

 

WHAT:          Home for the Holidays

WHEN:         Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE:      Wayne & Kristine LuedersFlorentine Opera Center

926 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

CAST:          Julie Tabash

Lindsay Metzger

Aaron Short

Pablo Siqueiros

 

 

WHAT:          The Florentine Opera Alumni Recital

WHEN:         Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE:      Wayne & Kristine LuedersFlorentine Opera Center

926 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

CAST:          Alisa Suzanne Jordheim

 

 

WHAT:         Florentine After Dark

WHEN:        Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE:     Wayne & Kristine LuedersFlorentine Opera Center

926 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212                       

CAST:         Julie Tabash

Lindsay Metzger

Aaron Short

Pablo Siqueiros

ABOUT THE FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY

The Florentine Opera Company’s productions reflect the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. As a leader in Wisconsin’s art community and the nation’s sixth-oldest opera company, the Florentine Opera seeks to establish a significant presence in the cultural, educational and civic life of the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Audiences enjoy beautiful main stage productions as well as dozens of free and community based performances that include first-rate vocal artistry brought to life by established and emerging international, national and local opera stars. With a foundation of fiscal responsibility, the company continues to grow its artistic and educational programs. Through its outreach and in-school educational programming, the Florentine provides vital arts education experiences for children, nurtures new audiences, and expands cultural horizons for the next generation. The Florentine Opera is a cornerstone member organization of the United Performing Arts Fund and receives funds from Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin (with support from the National Endowment for the Arts), as well as corporations, foundations and individuals. The Florentine Opera Company is an organizational member of OPERA America.

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