If you love the intimate interaction of song and story, the incomparable depth and range of the human voice and the magnificent spectacle that only the opera can provide, spend an evening with one of Wisconsin’s intriguing opera companies.
Another outstanding opera company is Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre. Located in the city’s historic Third Ward district, the Skylight is based in the Broadway Theatre Center, a facility that boasts two unique theatres: the 358-seat Cabot Theatre, a replication of an 18th-century European opera house; and the 90-seat Studio Theatre, a versatile black box space. The Broadway Theatre Center is home to three theater companies: Skylight Music Theatre, Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks. The Skylight gives more than 80 performances each season, winning national praise for its artistic excellence, versatility, and virtuoso ensemble productions.
Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Company is Wisconsin’s oldest and most enduring performing arts organization. It is also the fifth oldest opera company in the United States. Today Florentine audiences enjoy beautifully mounted main stage productions each season that include first-rate vocal artistry, the visual excitement of elaborate, period authentic sets and costumes, high drama, light hearted comedy and superb choreography.