A Message From NCO:
In an effort to “flatten the curve” and following instructions from Governor Andrew Cuomo restricting gatherings, along with the recommendations and restrictions of the CDC, WHO, the City of Buffalo and local health authorities, we are canceling our April 25th concert at Trinity Episcopal Church. The status of our Monday, June 22nd 12th Annual Dinner Gala and Jessie Down’s production of 'The Second Sight' June 27th & June 28th will be determined at a later date.
Protecting the health and well-being of our audience members, artists, musicians, staff and valued collaborators is of paramount importance to Nickel City Opera to keep our community as safe as possible during this ongoing crisis. We are working to reschedule our events to a later date when possible and will keep you informed with details as they become available.
If you purchased tickets to our events, we will get in touch with you as soon as we have clear information on how to accommodate refunds, donations and transfers. Everyone who purchased a ticket will be individually contacted over the next few weeks
When this pandemic is behind us, we will have a greater need than ever for the experience of live music and look forward to seeing everyone soon!.
Be safe and healthy.
Nickel City Opera
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
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