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
205 W Highland Ave. Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53203



Upcoming Florentine Opera Events
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Florentine Opera Presents
February 16 - February 18


Offenbach’s Songbird is a reduced version of French operetta La Périchole. The scene is 1920’s New Orleans, and musicians Songbird and Piquillo have fallen on hard times and are desperate for a better life.
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Florentine Opera Presents
April 19 - April 21

Bronzeville Bohème

Experience this beautiful powerhouse opera, now set in Milwaukee’s 1940s Bronzeville. Luxuriate in the lush movie music and an all-star cast telling this double love story and bromance. Original sets and artwork will bring Bronzeville alive for all of us to celebrate.