Florentine Opera Center
The original Cream City brick buildings were constructed in the early 1900s by H. Schmidt & Sons, to house their contracting firm. The complex was purchased in 1986 by Mario and Cathy Costantini, who renovated the historic structures, and expanded the campus to include a warehouse and outbuildings.
Home of the Costantini’s furniture manufacturing company, La Lune Collection (also offering daily tours with Doors Open Milwaukee), a portion of the campus houses the administrative and production/rehearsal facility of the Florentine Opera Company (since 2009), which are supported, in part, by generous donations by Wayne & Kristine Lueders, along with substantial support from the Costantinis.
Participants will be welcomed into the Florentine Opera Center through its main rehearsal Hall roll-up door (accessible via the west alleyway) to experience staged rehearsals, performance work (seating will be provided), and exhibits/displays of the Grammy Award-winning productions created by the Florentine.