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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Finding fresh ideas in Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’

“Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” That often-quoted quip applies as much to opera as to theater, and nothing is harder in operatic comedy than Gioachino Rossini. Not only are there vocal challenges in the bel canto style, but the often repeated lines and many numbers seem to scheme
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
“As a Southern transplant, I fell in love with the perfect Sazerac years ago in New Orleans,” says the Skylight’s Viswa Subbaraman. “My favorite place for them in
08.31.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 05:34 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I saw Jill Anna Ponasik at the Alchemist Theatre a while back. She was wearing a T-shirt with a colorful print on it. There on the front of her shirt heroic figures rendered by Mike Zeck were rushing forward out of somewhere in 1984. I was going to say hello, but she was kind of busy. She’s been kind of busy for a long time now. Since that production of Fortuna the Time Bender vs. The Schoolgirl...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Opening the season with an old favorite, ‘Master Class’

 “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Milwaukee Opera Theatre and the Peck School present Ravel’s ‘L’enfant et les

An angry child throws a tantrum and demolishes his room. Magically, his broken possessions come to life and castigate him for the way he’s treated them. He flees to the back yard where the trees, insects and small
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
 Sadly, Façade: An Entertainment, a collaborative production of Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and Milwaukee Opera Theatre, was ruined for me by the unworkable acoustics of the
Monday, April 22, 2013

Danceworks, Milwaukee Opera and Chamber Orchestra collaborate on a modern classic

 Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra join forces to bring Edith Sitwell and William Walton’s Façade to the stage. This is the second consecutive season of
Monday, April 8, 2013

Present Music and Milwaukee Opera Theatre present a world premiere

 Present Music, Milwaukee’s cutting-edge new music ensemble, joins with Milwaukee Opera Theatre in the debut of Judgment of Midas, an opera by Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince. Judgment of Midas is inspired by the
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
"This next one is by country legend Robert Schumann," joked the opera singer Andrew Wilkowske as he introduced his arrangement of the Romantic German composer's “Ich grolle nicht.” In the translation by Kelley
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Sunset Playhouse’s popular Wisconsin comedy

 As the temperature drops outside, a good way to stay warm and entertained indoors is a visit to Sunset Playhouse’s production of Lumberjacks in Love (LiL)

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