Amici is Madison Opera’s new group for young professionals to engage with Madison Opera, whether they are opera newbies or opera omnivores. Members of the energetic Amici will enjoy unique behind-the-scenes access throughout the year, with a mix of activities surrounding the exciting productions of the season.

Bottom line: There is no more fun way to get to know your opera company and fellow arts lovers!


Wine Wednesdays:  About one month prior to each Madison Opera production, enjoy an appropriately-themed wine tasting at Square Wine, guided by Andrea Hillsey. 

More details to be announced soon!

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“Well, basically there are two sorts of opera,” said Nanny. “There’s your heavy opera, where basically people sing foreign and it goes like 'Oh oh oh, I am dyin’, oh I am dyin’, oh oh oh that’s what I’m doing,’ and there’s your light opera, where they sing in foreign and it basically goes 'Beer! Beer! Beer! Beer! I like to drink lots of beer!' although sometimes they drink champagne instead. That’s basically all of opera, really.”                                     

– Terry Pratchett, Maskerade