Vocal Alert Events


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Danielle Di Stefano, soprano

Buffalo & WNY Vocal Alert PR Coordinator

716-992-9264 [email protected]

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Please scroll down to the end of the page to view the the link to the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD simulcast schedule

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*New Addition!*

Want to see what Buffalo's choruses are up to? Visit our talented friends, the Greater Buffalo Friends of Music, at their website here for a calendar of choral concert/events.

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Nightly Met Opera Streams- Free!

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

The streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.


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Opera Crosswords – Howard Henry, frequent supernumerary for Buffalo Opera Unlimited, has created a book of 26 opera-themed crosswords for sale on consignment. Please contact him at [email protected] for details.

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WHEN: Online rehearsals April 8 and 15, 7:00-9:00 PM ET. Virtual singing opportunity on April 23, 7:00-9:00 PM ET.

WHAT: Divinely Inspired: The Masses of Franz Peter Schubert (Mass 6)

A virtual singing opportunity to learn and sing along with the Rochester Oratorio Society!

HOW: Visit www.rossings.org

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WHEN: April 20, 7:00 PM- May 20, 7:00 PM

WHAT: ‘Brand New Day- Back to Broadway!’ Join Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, vocalists Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida) and Blaine Krauss (Hamilton, Kinky Boots), and your BPO as they perform 100 years of Broadway’s best, from the golden age of Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to contemporary classics from The Wiz, Wicked and more!

HOW: www.bpo.org

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WHEN: May 25, 7:00 PM- June 24, 7:00 PM

WHAT: ‘Bizet’s Carmen Suite.’ Vaughan Williams’ popular and incandescent treatment of an ethereal 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.

HOW: www.bpo.org

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WHEN: Sunday, June 6, 4:00 PM


Vocális is thrilled to present a program honoring the creative craft of composition. The choral landscape is rich with exciting new works. We are pleased to share these voices with you! From the current generation of choral greats, to the newest composers breaking through, join us as we support these beautiful and intriguing works. A powerful event, not to be missed!

WHERE: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

HOW: $15 Adult | $10 Student

Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at www.vocalischamberchoir.org.

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WHEN: June 8, 7:00 PM- July 7, 7:00 PM

WHAT: ‘Mahler and Mozart.’ Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and rapid rhythms, while tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven’s interpretation of Mahler’s song cycle of lost love and despair, contrasts with Mozart’s lighthearted serenity.

HOW: www.bpo.org

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WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 8:00 PM

WHAT: ‘Leslie Odom, Jr.’ Be in the room where it happens as Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. lights up Kleinhans with an evening of unforgettable music! Odom, Jr. electrified audiences as the original Aaron Burr in Hamilton, earning him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His highly successful symphonic show will feature the best of Broadway and the American songbook with jazzy standards and nods to crooners like Nat King Cole.

HOW: www.bpo.org

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WHEN: Monday, June 21, 7:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera’s 12th Annual Opera Gala & Auction. Don't miss our 12th annual Gala with fine singing, auctions, raffles, delicious food and fun. Enjoy the setting of the historic Saturn Club on Delaware Avenue. You do not have to be a member to attend! Bring your smile and a desire for great music and you will not be disappointed.

WHERE: The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

HOW: $70. Ticket & Info Here...

All events to follow CDC, City, County, State Health guidelines as they develop. We have a greater need than ever for the experience of live music and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 27, 2:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera and Sotto Voce Collective presents The Second Sight, an original opera by Jessie Downs.

The Second Sight is based on an original libretto by Jessie Downs that explores the spiritual connections between generations of women. The plot centers around a young woman named Diskana who has a clairvoyant ability called “second sight.” After Diskana foresees the death of a young child (Sashatya), and feels the pain of the child’s grieving mother (Freyaria), she vows to defy fate and attempt to intervene to prevent the child’s death. Supernatural forces ultimately weave together the lives of mystic, mother and child in unexpected ways.

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

HOW: Tickets available online at Eventbrite. 

All events to follow CDC, City, County, State Health guidelines as they develop. We have a greater need than ever for the experience of live music and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Rescheduled from June 2020: If you have already purchased tickets 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 cannot make the 2021 show), please contact Jessie Downs at [email protected]

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Mark your calendars… Here’s a sneak peak of what local opera 2021-2022 has to offer!

Canadian Opera Company (COC)

Magnificent new productions, world premieres and international stars are only part of the magic the Canadian Opera Company has to offer this season.

For more information, visit this link.

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Eastman Opera Theater

Click the link to see their full listing of events.

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Fredonia School of Music

As a former student of SUNY Fredonia, I can personally attest to the numerous, phenomenal concerts, lectures, productions and events they have every week… all of them either free or minimal cost.

To view their calendar, visit here.

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Glimmerglass Opera Festival

Visit www.glimmerglass.org for more information

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Nickel City Opera

One of Buffalo’s premier opera companies, NCO has exciting things planned for the Queen City.

To view their upcoming events, visit this link.

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Syracuse Opera

Click here for more information.

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Due to the ongoing health crisis, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season. However, the Met has fabulous productions on demand, for viewing in the comfort of your home! Link