Rick Clark is the director of marketing and communications for the Florentine Opera, which provides him with a unique opportunity to serve the internal/external communications and media/PR needs of the company, manage the Florentine Opera Company brand, its positioning amongst regional and local arts organizations, and its constituent conversions through entertainment events; locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This includes but is not limited to: media and public relations, advertising and design, community engagement, strategic planning, donor and patron conversion management, strategic partnerships, and a touch of development.
The Florentine Opera was founded in 1933 by John-David Anello. The company presents three operatic productions per season at the Marcus Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition, the Florentine presents its @ THE CENTER series at the Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center in Milwaukee Riverwest Neighborhood. Additional venues including the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center will feature performances by the Florentine in 2015.