Check out what we've got brewing at Milwaukee's Microbrewery for Opera this season!
Night of the Living Opera (October 27-November 5, 2023) - Last season, we brought you madness and mayhem with the concert reading of our operatic adaptation of the classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead. This October, we present the fully staged production, complete with electrifying vocals, a six-piece chamber orchestra, and zombie puppets galore, courtesy of our friends at Angry Young Men, Ltd.
I Wanna Fly (March 1-10, 2024) - Experience this one-of-a-kind cabaret starring Voice Lab alum and beloved local singer Lynette Ryan, with pianist extraordinaire David Bonofiglio on the keys. I Wanna Fly will feature a performance of Maury Yeston's introspective song cycle, "December Songs", a brand new song by writer Gwen Rice and composer Matt Zembrowski, plus a whole lot more!
Voice Lab (September 2023 through June 2024) - Voice Lab is back! After taking a short break last season, we're bringing back a full slate of the Labs that you've come to know and love. Come belt out your favorite aria, art song, musical theater piece, pop song...it's all up to you! Get the feedback you've always wanted, learn and grow with us, or just sit back and enjoy twelve of your peers singing their hearts out once a month throughout the season.
Script & Score (Spring 2024) - We continue our longtime educational initiative as MOT Teaching Artist Nathan Wesselowski returns to Parkside School for the Arts to work with sixth graders to create an original musical based on theirclassroom curriculum.
Supreme Creativity Studio (Spring 2024) - After the success of our pilot Studio this past May, we're teaming up with dedicated MPS Music Teacher Meaghan Heinrich to teach songwriting and collaborative skills to two classes of fifth graders at Neeskara Elementary again next spring.
Thank you considering a tax-deductible contribution to MOT. Your generosity allows us to continue serving as Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera. Your support is greatly appreciated!!!
Milwaukee Opera Theatre was founded in 1998 by Charissa York Glazner, an enterprising young soprano who recognized the need for a community-based professional opera company in the Milwaukee area. York collaborated with singers, directors, and instrumentalists who were committed to producing operas readily accessible to the community in which they lived and worked. During MOT’s premiere season (1999), the young company presented Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The box-office success of that production, coupled with extraordinary community support, allowed MOT to expand its season to three productions the following year. Currently, MOT produces four to five projects each season, ranging from full productions to readings of new works, with special emphasis on local art and artists.