I have not been good about posting.....
A few reasons......we got our season kicked off with our new class of Studio Artists, and there have been a number of exciting events coinciding with their arrival!
First, our brand new Kate and Don Wilson Casa di Opera, which is adjacent to our offices and Opera Center. this wonderful new residence is the final piece in our opera "campus".
We had a housewarming concert and shower, which was quite exciting.
We also participated in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's "Fall into the Arts" concert, where our Studio Artists sang the Brindisi from La Traviata (the opera that will open our 80th Anniversary season!)
In addition to performing as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival, which has screened the film Becoming Traviata (highly recommended), they sang at our Annual Meeting, and just this past weekend were the centerpiece for our Season Sampler!!
It has been great welcoming Julie Tabash, Erin Gonzalez, Aaron Short and Pablo Siqueiros to the Florentine..it's gonna be a fun year!
I am off to judge the District Met Auditions in Chicago this weekend, so that should produce some thoughts on the Fall audition season!