John Holiday, Jessica Jones & Vivica Genaux Lead Florentine Opera’s 2021-22 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
The Florentine Opera in Wisconsin has announced that its 2021-22 season will be a ReSeason which will include some of the originally planned 2020-21 season performances.
Omer Ben Seadia directs the production with Francesco Milioto conducting.
Performance Dates: Oct. 8 & 10, 2021
Taylor-Alexis Dupont, Nathaniel Catasca, Ardeen Pierre, and Roberto Berrocal star in “Luisa Fernanda.”
Performance Dates: Feb. 11 & 13, 2021
Viadot’s “Cinderella” and Ravel’s “The Child and the Enchantments” will form a new double bill directed by Jill Anna Ponasik. Ugo Mahieux performs on piano and conducts a cast that includes Annie Rosen, Juliet Petrus, Andres Acosta, Kathryn Henry, Ugo Mahieux, Jill Anna Ponasik, Leia Lensing, and Seunghee Lee.
Performance Dates: March 11-20, 2022
Performance Dates: May 6 & 8, 2022
The company will open the season with Flora and Fauna.
Performance Dates: July 17, 2021 (July 18, 2021 Rain Date)
The company will present Opera Favorites al fresco.
Performance Date: August 13, 2021 (August 15, 2021 Rain Date)
John Holiday will present a concert al fresco featuring music by Ella Fitzgerald and opera classics.
Performance Date: Sept. 1, 2021 (Sept. 2, 2021 Rain Date)
Florentine Opera will present Quartet X2 showcasing the Baumgartner Studio Artists and some of Milwaukee’s top chamber music talent.
Performance Dates: Nov. 19 & 20, 2021
In celebration of the holiday season, the company will present Carols and Classics.
Performance Dates: Dec. 10-14, 2021
Rowan Pierce from “Bridgerton” will present a concert.
Performance Date: Jan. 20, 2022
The Florentine Opera will present a program entitled a Descent into madness featuring Baumgartner Studio Artists exploring extremes in song.
Performance Date: April 8 & 9 2022
Vivica Genaux and Jory Vinikour perform baroque gems in a one-night-only concert.
Performance Date: April 20, 2022