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*CANCELED* WORLD PREMIERE: WHO ARE WE? Operatic Explorations of Identity

March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Spring Opera

Thank you for your interest in the Peck School of the Arts. We have canceled all public events at the Peck School of the Arts through July 24. Ticket sales are suspended until further notice for events occurring during the spring/summer 2020 semester. If you would like to request a refund of your recent ticket purchase please email psoatix-refunds@uwm.edu. For more information about the university’s response to Coronavirus please visit our regularly updated Coronavirus website.

Please join us for an evening of WORLD PREMIERE “mini-operas!”

UWM Opera Theatre will present a spring production of seven world premiere “mini-operas” in our beautiful Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square). Our opera theatre class made a list of contemporary topics they feel require increased attention on the opera stage, and our composers have created original libretti and newly commissioned operas for the students to produce and premiere, which feature topics from the students’ list. Previous compositions by our professional opera composers – Ruben Piirainen, Tim Rebers, and Nathan Wesselowski – have premiered at Florentine Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, and Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and UWM voice and composition major Xai Osa will make her opera composition debut. Don’t miss this groundbreaking exploration of topics of our time which celebrates this collaboration of emerging and expert musical talent.

Colleen Brooks, producer & stage director
Anne Van Deusen, music director

*Please be advised that this production contains topics on sexual assault.

Friday, March 27, 2020 | WORLD PREMIERE Black Tie/No Tie “Gallery Gala”
Gallery Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Welcome event including appetizers at 6:30 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Composer talk-back at 9:30 p.m. 

General Admission/Seniors: $50
UWM Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff: $30

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Performance at 7:30 p.m.

General Admission: $22
Seniors: $17
UWM Student, Faculty & Staff: $12
Youth Admission (under 18): $12
UWM Music Major: FREE

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Performance at 7:30 P.M.

Reserved seating available now: $15
or Pay-what-you-can at the door


March 27, 2020
March 29, 2020
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Jan Serr Studio
Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States