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Join NCO in 2024!

Become an NCO Sponsor! WNY business leaders are the backbone of our community! Our sponsorship programs offer wonderful opportunities for exposure, client-cultivation, entertainment, community support and your generosity will be well noticed by the public! We will connect your good name and reputation with our marketing and advertising initiatives that target one of the fastest growing audiences in the region. This positive publicity can be used to enhance the marketing and promotional standing of your business.


Opera audiences are loyal, savvy and interested in patronizing businesses that share their passion for opera.  Supporting NCO at any one of the available levels ensures greater visibility in our community with a highly desirable target audience, extends your reputation as a business and supporter interested in improving our community. It also gives you some very nice perks for your family, friends and employees! Your contribution to NCO directly and positively affects the economy of our city creating a much needed regional attraction to compliment the many other arts organizations and cultural institutions in the WNY community.


For alternative gift choices to give family, friends, clients and employees, our NCO Sponsorship Packages can be tailored to any personal or business need. Choice theatre seats, pre and post production party options as well as meet-and-greet soirees with the many artists brought in from around the world will all be open to you as a  NCO Sponsor!.


Nickel City Opera Artistic Director & Founder and Cheektowaga native Valerian Ruminski believes arts organizations are vital to the growth of WNY. Valerian has risen from humble beginnings to sing at prestigious opera houses around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera de Monte Carlo, Opera de Montreal, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre and Opera Ireland.  He was nurtured by the WNY community during the early stages of his career and wants to give back by keeping the art form he loves alive in his home town. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the opera!

Nickel City Opera Sponsorship Opportunities 2024


Supporter ($100-$249)

Subscription to the NCO Newsletter

Season poster

Listing in the performance program

Two tickets to pre-performance opera lecture

Two tickets to orchestra dress rehearsal


Benefactor ($250-$499)

The above plus:

Quarter page ad in performance program

Season poster-signed by all cast members

Invitation to special recitals, concerts and events

Complimentary copies of NCO materials (DVD’s and CD’s)


Fanatic ($500-$999)

The above plus:

After performance artist meet & greet

10% ticket discount to employees

Two tickets to opera performance of choice

Company Name listed on Event Sponsor Board


Corporate Sponsor:


The above plus:

Listing in all programs and newsletters

Listing and company link on Nickel City Opera website

Half page ad in performance program

After performance artist meet & greet

Four tickets to opera performance of choice

Logo included in all company mailings



All of the above plus:

Full page ad in the performance program

Company logo in all print advertising

Season pass to all events and concerts

10 comp tickets to opera performance of choice



All of the above plus:

Full page color ad in performance program

20 comp tickets to opera performance of choice


Presenting Sponsorship $25,000+

(Sponsor underwrites majority of opera production)
Back cover full page color ad in performance program

40 premium comp to opera performance of choice

Corporate name announced onstage before start of performance

Corporate logo on all press and marketing materials

Corporate name and logo displayed in theatre lobby

Total access to opera production and backstage pass

Walk On Role in 2023 Season Production of The Barber of Seville.

*Must be available for all NCO scheduling and rehearsals



Eileen Breen/Executive Director/646.294.3634


NCO is grateful for the generous community support of WNY. Since its inception, NCO has worked with a number of local organizations including Villa Maria College, Westminster Presbyterian Church, The Saturn Club, The Riviera Theatre, Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Nichols Flickinger Hall, DiCamillo Bakery, Ellicott Square Development, St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Salvatore’s Gardens, Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, The Millenium Hotel, Canterbury Woods, Fox Run Retirement Home, Joseph’s Catering, Allentown Art Festival, Airport Plaza Jewelers and 710 Main St as well as support from The Wendt Foundation, The Cullen Foundation, The Oishei Foundation, The Baird Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, The Fatta Foundation and OSC (Riverworks).

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