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WORLD PREMIERE: WHO ARE WE? operatic explorations of identity

March 27 - March 29

Spring Opera

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

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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

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

“Pay-what-you-can” Performance


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


Yes, my event will have a reception
Additional Equipment
There will be a pre-show talk. Will need dressing rooms.
General Seating (ticket pricing TBD $50-75)