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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nickel City Opera is reaching toward new heights with Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Every opera fan knows and loves this drama, it is one of the greatest achievements of... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, June 22, 2015

The opera world is home to a lot of rare birds, all singing in exotic voices. But there is one bird rarer than the rest.The countertenor.A countertenor is a man who sings like a woman –... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Buffalo Chamber Players – joined by dancers from the Neglia Ballet – are going far back in time and exploring the early Baroque. They are presenting two performances of John Blow’s “Venus... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 14, 2015

Buffalo Opera Unlimited is on an upward curve. Every production seems to be a little better than the last. This weekend, the company is presenting an English-language, 1950s staging of... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hear that booming voice? It belongs to President William McKinley, and it is emanating from the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site. The public is invited to a cocktail reception to hear... Read More

Saturday, February 28, 2015

As a classically trained pianist and former opera singer, Timothy Kennedy Jr. serves as artistic director of Buffalo Opera Unlimited, a company committed to showcasing local and regional... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ClassicalMozartDesperate HeroinesSandrine Piau, sopranoThe Mozarteum Orchestra, SalzburgIvor Bolton, conductor[Naive]3.5 starsGet into opera, and one of the first Italian words you will learn will be... Read More

By Michelle Kearns » Saturday, February 7, 2015

A free opera ticket to see Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in Toronto attracted me for reasons that may not be sensible and proper opera reasons. As a lover of trips, escape from the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” on stage for the next few weeks at the Canadian Opera Company, are both new productions, and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, February 7, 2015

Midnight, and I am brooding in a Toronto hotel room, wondering if I made a mistake. Have I turned my friend Michelle off to opera for good? It sure looked that way when she went off to bed,... Read More

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