The opera is like the Olympic opening ceremonies—it’s performed in many languages and usually climaxes with something being lit on fire. Bask in the glow of international culture with this GrouponLive deal to the Florentine Opera Company’s performance of Susannah in Uihlein Hall of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. For $45, you get one tier II ticket (a $98 value). Tier II seats include orchestra premium, side loge, and center loge A–D. Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m.<p>
Set in 1930s Tennessee, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah follows an innocent 19-year-old girl accused of misdeeds and the tragic consequences that follow these allegations. As majestically executed by the Florentine Opera Chorus and international cast accompanied by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the music breaks the typical opera mold through melodies tinged with Appalachian folk, Protestant hymns, and traditional classicism. This sonic distinction reaches its apex in Act II with the title character’s rustic, heart-wrenching aria, “The Trees On the Mountain.”
Florentine Opera Company—the nation’s sixth oldest—has blanketed audiences with the voices of local, national, and international opera singers since its premiere season in 1934. Surrounding the main stage are five tiers of seats, where even guests unfamiliar with opera can enjoy the show thanks to the Talk Opera presentations that take place one hour before curtain. Between performances, Florentine’s members build appreciation for culture by serenading fast-food employees through the drive-through microphone and by leading arts-education programs in schools and in the community.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Florentine Opera Company a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.