Florentine Opera Announces the Resignation of William Florescu, General Director
The Florentine has commenced a search for Mr. Florescu’s replacement to begin the 2018/2019 season.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—May 9, 2018 The Florentine Opera announces the resignation of William Florescu, General Director. The Florentine has commenced a search for Mr. Florescu’s replacement to begin the 2018/2019 season.
We remain committed to providing world-class opera for all throughout our community and are excited for the future as the Florentine Opera enters its 85th year.
THE FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY
World-class opera in Milwaukee!
Grammy Award Winning. Three Times.
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. 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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We wish to make clear that Mr. Florescu’s resignation was related to his violation of the Florentine Opera’s policies and prohibitions concerning sexual misconduct.