MILWAUKEE, Wis.—May 9, 2019— The Florentine Opera Company is excited to welcome soprano Alexandra LoBianco to the Milwaukee stage for its season finale concert, A Night at the Opera, on May 17 and 19. Ms. LoBianco’s recent operatic highlights include the title roles of Aida with Seattle Opera, Tosca with Minnesota Opera, and Turandot with Des Moines Metro Opera.
Of her performance as Aida with Seattle Opera, the Seattle Times exclaimed that she “gave a subtle but impassioned performance.” In her 2017 debut with the Florida Grand Opera in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, the South Florida Classical Review hailed, “Her large, dark voice has an exciting edge in the upper reaches. LoBianco repeatedly soared over the full orchestral and choral forces.”
In the 2019-2020 season, Ms. LoBianco will make her house and role debut as Marianne Leitmetzerin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera, and she will return to Santa Fe Opera as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka. Her upcoming season also includes Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Ms. LoBianco was brought in for the May concert by Maestro Joseph Mechavich and the Florentine Opera’s new Artistic Advisor Francesco Milioto to replace Alyson Cambridge, who is unable to perform at A Night at the Opera.
A Night at the Opera
Uihlein Hall, Marcus Performing Arts Center
Friday, May 17th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 19th at 2:30 pm
Tickets range in price from $40 – $100 and can be purchased through the Florentine Opera Box Office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224 or www.florentineopera.org. Tickets can also be purchased through the Marcus Center Performing Arts Box Office, in person at 929 N. Water Street or by calling 414-273-7206.
THE FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY
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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