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 have cancelled our April 25th concert at Trinity Episcopal Church. In addition, we have also postponed the Sotto Voce and Nickel City Opera production of Jessie Downs’s new opera “The Second Sight”. Through thoughtful consideration, this production will be postponed to June 26th and 27th 2021, a year after initially planned. This extended incubation period will result in an even more special end result.
If you have bought tickets to "The Second Sight", 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 email@example.com.
We are still planning on our Monday, June 22nd 12th Annual Dinner Gala but of course, stay tuned here for updates.
To keep our community as safe as possible during this ongoing crisis, protecting the health and well-being of our audience members, artists, musicians, staff and valued collaborators is of paramount importance to NCO.
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
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