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The Florentine Opera Company Presents Pinocchio at the Weyenberg Library

Feb. 27, 2009

On Thursday, March 5 at 6:30, the Florentine Opera Company will bring their original adaptation of the classic Italian story of the wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy to the Frank L. Weyenberg Library! This operatic version of the famed fairy tale is arranged by nationally renowned arts educator John Davies. Pinocchio is set to the music of Mozart, Donizetti, Offenbach, Pergolesi, Sullivan and Verdi. The performance is in English and suitable for an audience of all ages. The performers will be available for questions following their performance.


The Fine Arts Series at the Weyenberg Library is made possible by a generous donation from the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation, Inc. Future events in the series include John Gurda's The Making of Milwaukee, the annual Communities Read event, and the return of the Milwaukee Ballet. Each event is free and open to all members of the public. More information on specific events, or about the Library Foundation, is available by contacting the Library at (262) 242-2593, or by email at


Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Company is one of Wisconsin's oldest and most enduring professional performing arts organizations. Celebrating its 75th Anniversary Season in 2008-2009, it is also the sixth oldest opera company in the United States. The Florentine Opera Company's productions reflect the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. As a leader in Wisconsin's art community, the Florentine Opera seeks to establish a significant presence in the cultural, educational and civic life of the state of Wisconsin and beyond.


Regular library services will be suspended at 6:00 to prepare for the program. For more information, please contact the Frank L. Weyenberg Library at 262-242-2593, or by email at The Library is located at 11345 North Cedarburg Road, in Mequon.


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