Milwaukee Opera Theatre Inc

A nonprofit organization

247 donors

With June’s joyous production of L’Orfeo, we concluded the last of our postponed, cancelled, or otherwise pandemic-hijacked projects, leaving a fresh, open landscape of possibility for 2022-23.  It’s going to be a busy year.  Here’s what we’re brewing:

Night of the Living Opera - Libretto by Josh Perkins, Music by Andrew Dewey

October 28-30, 2022
Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center
158 N Broadway, Milwaukee

A concert reading of our operatic adaptation of the classic horror film, with puppets courtesy of our friends at Angry Young Men!

DOC The Halls - Music & Lyrics by Adam Qutaishat, Animation by Eric Miranda

December 2, 2022
Presented virtually at

The indie companies of the Decameron Opera Coalition (DOC) are at it again, and this time we’re making a holiday album! 

Requiem - Music by Paula Foley Tillen, Set to various texts

January 29, 2023
Plymouth Church
2717 E Hampshire Street, Milwaukee

A requiem seven years in the making emerges this January, uniting us once again with Paula Foley Tillen and our friends at Chant Claire Chamber Choir.

Rusalka - Music by Antonín Dvořák, Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil, Adapted by Jason Powell

February 9-12, 2023
Danceworks Studio Theatre
1661 N Water Street, Milwaukee

For our 7th collaboration with Danceworks Performance MKE, we plunge into Dvořák’s Rusalka, featuring singing sprites, dancing goblins, and Jason Powell as The Moon.

Impossible Operas - Created by Tim Rebers, Brian Rott, Jeffrey Mosser, Anja Notanja Sieger and Jill Anna Ponasik
Featuring the music of Mozart, Wagner, Bartók, Handel (and more!)

May 19-28, 2023
Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center
158 N Broadway, Milwaukee

Some operas are so challenging, they’re considered practically impossible.  With our friends at Quasimondo Physical Theatre, we’re going to present seven of them…in a row. 

Birds of a Feather

May 31 & June 1, 2023
Jan Serr Studio
2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee

We’re teaming up with Present Music for a concert featuring Gabriel Kahane, performing a new version of his solo album Magnificent Bird - plus a newly commissioned work from chamber music superstar Paul Wiancko.

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.

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Milwaukee Opera Theatre Inc

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158 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202