Florentine Opera Company
Press Release

The Florentine Opera presents a film screening of Stage Beauty at the historic Oriental Theatre

Attend the Florentine’s film screening to see the inspiration behind the opera and participate in an audience talkback with the Florentine’s Prince of Players stage director, Michael Gieleta.

By - Sep 11th, 2018 11:08 am

Florentine Opera Presents: Stage Beauty

From page to film to stage! American composer Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera, Prince of Players, was based on the Jeffrey Hatcher play Compleat Female Stage Beauty. But, before the play became an opera, it was made into an award-winning film: Stage Beauty, starring Claire Danes and Billy Crudup. Attend the Florentine’s film screening to see the inspiration behind the opera and participate in an audience talkback with the Florentine’s Prince of Players stage director, Michael Gieleta.

Film screening attendees will have access to special discounts for Prince of Players tickets, available only at the September 21 event.

The Oriental Theatre
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Friday, September 21, 2018
7 – 9:15 pm

Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online at mkefilm.org/oriental-theatre or in person at the Oriental Theatre box office. Tickets include the film screening and audience talkback.

Prince of Players
Music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd

Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 14 at 2:30 pm
Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets range in price from $30 – $120. Purchase online at www.florentineopera.org or by calling 1-800-32-OPERA.

A king’s edict changes the course of theater in Restoration-era London. Follow Edward Kynaston, the last great male actor to play female roles, and his dresser Margaret Hughes, as both their lives transform – on stage and off. You’ll hear a bawdy pub song and see a famous Shakespeare play.

This is a Midwest-premiere production that the Florentine Opera is also recording for world-premiere release.

85 years of world-class opera in Milwaukee!

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.

Recent Press Releases by Florentine Opera Company

Florentine Opera Company

The Florentine Opera Company Announces its 2019-20 Baumgartner Studio Artists

Soprano Kathryn Henry, mezzo-soprano Meghan Folkerts, tenor Luke Selker and baritone Samuel James Dewese.

The Florentine Opera Company Announces Brand New Spotlight Series

Equal parts performance and socializing, our Spotlight Series recitals take place in different venues around town.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us