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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, December 4, 2014

The artists of Buffalo Opera Unlimited, who made a splash earlier this year with a pair of 1920s jazz operas, are turning now to a funny but beautiful little opera by Mozart, “The Impresario.” The... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, November 23, 2014

I have seen some haunting scenes on stage. But ranking up there with the most intense was a scene in the last act of Opera Sacra’s production Saturday of Francis Poulenc’s “The Di... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, November 17, 2014

Premiered at La Scala in 1957, Poulenc’s “The Dialogues of the Carmelites” is all the more chilling because it is based on a true story of the French Revolution. On July 17, 1794,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, October 31, 2014

One of Buffalo’s own Opera Week events has been singled out for special notice by the national group Opera America. Opera America’s list of a select 15 or so events that are especially n... Read More

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dee Daniels, “Intimate Conversations” (Origin Records). Dee Daniels sang once with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and though the concert was in 2002, I remember distinctly how good ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Born in Rochester, soprano Renee Fleming is a figure of Western New York pride. Like the great opera divas of the past, she is famous for her style as well as her singing. She has had an iris named af... Read More

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Classical Italian Opera Arias, Maria Luigia Borsi, soprano, London Symphony Orchestra, Yves Abel, conductor (Naxos). Soprano Maria Luigia Borsi is no stranger to Buffalo. She was here 12 years ago, b... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, July 28, 2014

Soprano Sebnem Mekinulov’s popular Cadenza Opera Workshop performance is Sunday. For the student singers, who will have been rehearsing all week, Cadenza is a great chance to get practice singi... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, July 5, 2014

Since the passing last week of Julius Rudel, who was music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1979 to 1985, people have been coming forward with memories of the maestro. A look into T... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, June 30, 2014

Buffalo’s longtime opera-goers are mourning the death of a tenor who was a major figure in the city’s opera past. Gary Burgess, who founded the opera program at SUNY Buffalo and also led... Read More
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