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NCO Season 12 

Mark Your Calendars!

Concert on an April Day

Saturday, April 25th, 7pm

Trinity Episcopal Church

371 Delaware Avenue


12th Annual Dinner Gala 

Monday, June 22nd, 6pm

The Saturn Club

977 Delaware Avenue


In cooperation with Jessie Downs, Nickel City Opera presents:

The Second Sight

a original opera by Jessie Downs

Saturday, June 27th, 7pm & Sunday, June 28th, 2pm

Unitarian Universalist Church

695 Elmwood Avenue

For more info on The Second Sight click here


A Special Holiday Presentation

Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 26th, 27th & 28th

The Varsity Theatre

3165 Bailey Avenue

& additional venues TBA


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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