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Calendar of Events

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WHEN: October 14-November 4, 2022

WHAT: The Canadian Opera Company presents Bizet's Carmen. Starring J'Nai Bridges, Rihab Chaieb as Carmen; Marcelo Puente as Don José; Joyce El-Khoury, Anna-Sophie Neher as Micaëla; Lucas Meachem, Gregory Dahl as Escamillo. Directed by Joel Ivany, conducted by Jacques Lacombe. 

The fiercely independent Carmen becomes ensnared in a high-stakes game among garrison soldiers, smugglers, and a superstar bullfighter in Bizet’s blockbuster opera.

Our classic production transports audiences to a sun-drenched setting of bustling street scenes and outlaw hideaways, with a dramatic climax that crackles with electricity. American mezzo soprano star J’Nai Bridges—dubbed “the Beyonce of opera” by BET—makes her COC debut in the iconic titular role.

WHERE: Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

HOW: www.coc.ca/productions/23489

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WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 3:00 PM

WHAT: The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc. presents "Love's Labour's Lost," featuring Mariami Bekauri, mezzo soprano, and Linda Mabry, piano. Please join us for an afternoon of hauntingly beautiful arias and art songs by Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, and more. Brilliant vocal fireworks, soaring high notes, and passionate music awaits in this long-awaited concert three years in the making.

WHERE: Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst, NY

HOW: By donation. For more information, call (716) 992-9264 or visit www.ehjfund.org

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WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2022, time TBD

WHAT: Opera-Lytes in collaboration with the Community Music School Chorus and the Amherst Community Church Chancel Choir presents the Harvest Concert, featuring favorite songs and choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan and the Broadway stage. This concert benefits Amherst Community Church.

WHERE: Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst, NY

HOW: Visit https://operalytes.com/events/ or call (716) 391-0033.

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WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Suzanne Fatta, presenting “Singing in the Tongues of Angels: Dialects, Sub-Languages, Arcane Tongues in Opera.”

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required. For more information, click here

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