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June 29th & June 30th

Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center

Buffalo, NY

Libretto by JERRE DYE

THE FALLING AND THE RISING is a powerful story based on interviews with real service members and Veterans. It follows the journey of a Soldier, posted in a conflict overseas, whose world is forever changed by an improvised explosive device. Her path home is one of struggle, resilience, community and resounding strength. THE FALLING AND THE RISING resonates through stunning music and the authentic portrayal of heroes who serve, whose real experiences are artfully woven into this remarkable new American opera.

NCO Season 15

June 24  

June 29  

June 30

15th Annual  Gala Dinner

The Falling and the Rising

The Falling and the Rising


Our 2023 The BARBER OF SEVILLE was a success! THANK YOU to our patrons!

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SHOT! Poster

Opera America's

National Opera Center NYC

Proudly Supported by:

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Erie County Cultural Fund

The John R. Oishei Foundation

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation


The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

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