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Florentine Opera to perform a family-friendly production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Originally written in German, this Florentine production will be performed in English to be accessible to audiences of all ages.

By - Mar 26th, 2018 09:34 am
Photos from the 2009 Florentine production of The Magic Flute

Photos from the 2009 Florentine production of The Magic Flute

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—March 26, 2018— Milwaukee families can enjoy an opera classic with the Florentine Opera at The Magic Flute, May 11 and 13 in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Originally written in German, this Florentine production will be performed in English to be accessible to audiences of all ages.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute follows Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno as they embark on an epic quest to rescue the beautiful Pamina from the evil Queen of the Night. Featured in this production are several returning Florentine favorites:

  • Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine will appear as Pamina. Past Florentine appearances have included her signature role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro as well as the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus.
  • Tenor Noah Stewart will take the stage as Tamino. Stewart has previously performed with the Florentine as Don José in Carmen and Rodolfo in La Bohème.
  • Florentine Studio Artists alumni Thomas Leighton and Ariana Douglas will also join the Florentine as Monastatos and the First Lady.

The production also includes the notable Florentine debuts of Argentinian Soprano Laura Pisani as the Queen of the Night and Baritone Will Liverman as Papageno the bird-catcher.

Kids can see it for free!
The Florentine is offering a special family deal for both performances. Available only through the Florentine Opera box office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224, use code “FAMILYBOGO” to receive a free student ticket (for children under the age of 18) with every full-price adult ticket purchased.

Tickets may be purchased through the Florentine Opera Company online at www.florentineopera.org, by phone at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224 or in person at the Florentine Opera administrative office (930 E. Burleigh St. Lower Level). They may also be purchased through the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water St. or (414) 273-7206.

CREATIVE TEAM:
William Florescu – Director
Joseph Rescigno – Conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Christianne Myers – Costume designer
Noele Stollmack – Scenery and lighting designer
Erica Cartledge – Wig and makeup designer

THE FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY
84 years of 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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