Valerian Ruminski In Concert

A Personal Journey, Art Songs & Arias

Monday, December 14th, 2020 7:00pm &

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 7:00pm

The Saturn Club

977 Delaware Avenue


Tickets & More Info Here..


The Lucky 13th Annual Opera Gala & Auction

Monday, June 21st, 2021 7:00pm

The Saturn Club

977 Delaware Avenue


A very special evening of fine food, wine & song!

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  Sotto Voce and Nickel City Opera present: 

                     The Second Sight

  RESCHEDULED to June 26th & 27th 2021

                    a original opera by Jessie Downs

                      Unitarian Universalist Church

                               695 Elmwood Avenue


                                   More Info Here..

RESCHEDULED FROM June 2020: If you have already purchased tickets these will be honored for the June 2021 production. If you would like your tickets refunded, or if you would like to donate your ticket purchase (if you can not make the 2021 show), please contact Jessie Downs at

All events to follow CDC, City, County, State Health guidelines as they develop. We have a greater need than ever for the experience of live music and look forward to seeing everyone soon! 

Until then. Be safe and healthy. 

Thank you for your continual support of NCO!


2nd show added!

NCO stands with all of our brothers and sisters to fight racism,

police brutality and inequality.

We must demand social justice and come together to build a deeper understanding of what fuels racism in our community and fight for equality for all.


NCO is committed to being part of actionable change to

fight for social justice and the rights of all human beings. Join us.


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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

© 2020 Nickel City Opera, Inc.

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