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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dee Daniels sang once with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and though the concert was in 2002, I remember distinctly how good she was. She brought great emotion to a bunch of Ellington songs, a... 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 singing... 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

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 28, 2014

Come summer, even the arts relax. Shakespeare in Delaware Park reminds people that Shakespeare wrote his plays for ordinary folk. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in parks, makes the cas... Read More

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Here is some summer opera up to a day trip away.• Nickel City Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca” at 8 p.m. June 27 and 2:30 p.m. June 29 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, June 27, 2014

Puccini’s “Tosca” is a mesmerizing nightmare of an opera. By taking on this dark, violent masterpiece, Nickel City Opera is reaching toward new heights.This weekend’s produ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, June 26, 2014

The world knew him as a force for opera, leading the New York City Opera for 35 years and spearheading the careers of Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills. Western New York knew him as the music director... Read More
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