Cream City Foundation to sponsor Florentine Opera Cameratas


The Cream City Foundation is sponsoring this season’s Florentine Opera Camerata, anLGBT-friendly affinity group. The Cameratas, or Sunday socials, are free and open to the public.

“Cameratas provide a rare opportunity to learn about the life of opera in a close, informal, personal setting,” said Jillian Bruss, Florentine Opera Development Manager Milwaukee. “The Cameratas do more than support the upcoming show.  They provide an opportunity for people to learn about the life of opera in an open, welcoming environment. We’re so thrilled to have the Cream City Foundation’s help with this.”

Two weeks before every performance, the Florentine Opera hosts a Camerata, in which a group of young professional singers called the Studio Artists perform a selection from the upcoming opera. The event includes a short presentation from General Director William Florescu, as well as a Bar Talk, in which one of the leads discusses her life as an opera singer, the allure of singing opera, how she got where she is today, and finally, a round of question and answers.

“Anybody can stop in, enjoy, and learn about the fascinating world of opera,” said Bruss. “That’s why the underwriting of Cream City is so critical—it helps us to keep these events available to the Camerata group and friends, as well as the public.”

The Cream City Foundation supports several arts-related events year round through sponsorships and grants.

Check out the season’s first Camerata at Milwaukee’s Black Sheep bar, 7:00-8:15, October 12th for a sneak peak of The Flying Dutchman, which will premiere October 24th and 26th.  Attendees will be able to enter for a chance to win free tickets to upcoming performances. Stay tuned for more information about the year’s upcoming Cameratas!

 Camerata for The Flying Dutchman:

Location: Black Sheep bar – 216 S 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI

Date: October 12th, 2014

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

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