"Make Milwaukee": Skylight Opera | Andy Wilkowske
Listen: This year, the theme for our winter arts campaign has been Operation: Make Milwaukee, a "mission very-possible" theme that's had us dashing all over the city featuring dynamic voices in Milwaukee's creative community. That being said, it's time we put the "opera" in "Operation," and we had a little help from our friends at the Skylight Opera Company.
Recently, Skylight put on a production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with the role of Figaro played by Twin Cities native Andy Wilkowske. Not a stranger to Milwaukee, he's performed in a number of productions at the Skylight and spends a good deal of time in Milwaukee. A few weeks ago, Andy came into the studios to share his thoughts on Milwaukee and opera.
Andy as Figaro! (Photo from the Third Coast Digest)
"The Power of Opera" -- Andy both describes and demonstrates off exactly what that means:
A native of St. Paul, Andy reflects on what he's learned about Milwaukee's art community over the years:
Some extra audio! You know how Andy said "I'm getting butterflies" right before he sings and then he sounds incredible? This is his explanation for those nerves:
(Photo from the Third Coast Digest)