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Join NCO & friends for a special night!


The Moon & The Stars at The Saturn Club.

An Evening of Songs, Magic

& Cosmic Resonance.

Thursday, December 12th 7pm

The Saturn Club

977 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY


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Nickel City Opera Founder and Artistic Director Valerian Ruminski brings his passion for opera to Western New York audiences through NCO.

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Welcome to Nickel City Opera

Buffalo’s premiere opera company was founded in 2004 and produced ‘The Barber of Seville’, its’ first opera in June of 2009 at the Riviera Theatre to great accolades in the Buffalo News. The following year ‘Rigoletto’ was presented and the Buffalo News trumpeted, ”Magnificent Rigoletto proves Nickel City Opera is For Real’.


Since its inception, NCO has produced full scale opera productions including Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Boheme, Don Pasquale, Il Tabarro, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro and the World Premiere of SHOT! by Persis Vehar about the assassination of President McKinley produced at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre.

Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, NCO has garnered artistic praise and is grateful for the generous community support of Western New York.

Proudly Supported by the 

The John R. Oishei Foundation

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation