About The Florentine Opera

The Florentine Opera is Milwaukee’s oldest performing arts organization, beginning life as the Italian Opera Chorus in 1933.

If you love the intimate interaction of song and story, the incomparable range of the human voice, and the sumptuous spectacle that only grand opera can provide, attend a Florentine Opera Mainstage performance.

We’ve been bringing a little bit of the world to Milwaukee since 1933. We’re on a journey of discovery, exploring the glory of the human voice. We’re a powerhouse for all different voices and stories, which have endured through the centuries and resonate with our humanity and passion. We’re a live, supersized experience, created in-the-moment through theater, staging, lighting, lavish costumes, and beautiful song, bringing you the most immersive and all-encompassing artistic experience possible. Join us for a live performance that will sweep you off your feet.

Whether it is your first trip to the opera or you are an experienced opera-goer, one of the wonderful things about this unique art form is that it can be enjoyed by everyone differently. English translations are projected above the stage at every performance.


Administrative & Ticket Office
930 E. Burleigh Street
Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53212



Upcoming Florentine Opera Events
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Florentine Opera Presents
May 19 - May 21

Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville fizzes with memorable melodies that fuse physical comedy and farce, a comic masterpiece, and a feast of frivolous fun.