John A. Stumpff is the Florentine Opera’s Education and Community Engagement Manager and is also a member of the Florentine Opera Chorus. He is a strong advocate for music education and bringing opera to the community. In his position, he coordinates the Opera on the Go! tour which performs for over 15,000 students in SE Wisconsin and leads area master classes for voice. He also creates the Florentine’s main stage resource guides to opera. John is an active tenor, and his recent credits include, Stage Manager in Prince of Players (Midwest premiere and recording), Stage Director in Sister Carrie (world premiere and recording), Parpignol in La bohème, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Don José in Carmen, male chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors. He was also a part of Florentine Opera’s Grammy Award-winning recordings of Elmer Gantry and Rio de Sangre. He holds an M.A. degree from the University of Iowa.