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Welcome to Nickel City Opera

Buffalo’s premiere opera company was founded in 2004 and produced ‘The Barber of Seville’, its’ first opera, in June of 2009 at the Riviera Theatre to great accolades in the Buffalo News. The following year ‘Rigoletto’ was presented and the Buffalo News trumpeted. ” Magnificent Rigoletto proves Nickel City Opera is For Real’.
Over the years NCO has produced La Boheme, Don Pasquale, Il Tabarro, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tosca, Il Trovatore ,The Marriage of Figaro and the World Premiere of SHOT!  by Persis Vehar about the assassination of President McKinley which was produced at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre as a special show.

Over it’s 8 year existence, NCO has garnered artistic praise and financial assistance and everyone involved is working hard to make sure that such success continues for years to come.

Please contribute to the 2017 drive for our 9th Season.
Our goal of $100,000 is necessary to provide sustainable opera in WNY.
Anything you can do will help.
Instructions for payment with PAYPAL
1. Click on donate button
2. enter an amount where it says ‘price per item’
3. click on ‘continue’
4. click BELOW the blue bar where it says ‘pay with debit or credit card’
5. The next screen will be Paypal guest check out fill out info with cc number and click ‘pay now’ on bottom of page.


Proudly Supported by the

Cullen Foundation 289+133