Performances

Season Sampler - Florentine Opera @ the Center Series

September 14th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018

Tickets are $25 per show.
Attend 4 shows for $88 or see all 6 for $126.

Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies

September 15th, 2018

September 7 – November 4, 2018, By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza. American Premiere. Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK—be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production. Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story—and a song—worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto

Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto

September 15th, 2018

Ken-David Masur, conductor

Boris Giltburg, piano

ANDREW NORMAN: (New Work – U.S. Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

He was plagued by self-doubt. And had abandoned his music. But when inspired to compose again, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote the music that would make him immortal. Boris Giltburg, the Moscow-born Israeli virtuoso plays the Second Piano Concerto. “His vision will place him among the truly memorable Rachmaninoff interpreters, an elect including Horowitz, Richter, and Cliburn,” raves Gramophone. And Ken-David Masur conducts Brahms’s poetic Symphony No. 2.

Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies

September 15th, 2018

September 7 – November 4, 2018, By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza. American Premiere. Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK—be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production. Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story—and a song—worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

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