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

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 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 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.

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