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Calendar of Events

Opera America compiled an amazing list of Opera Week and Day events from around the world!

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WHEN: Sunday, October 24, 3:00 PM

WHAT: For everyone’s health and safety, the EHJ Fund has chosen to recognize Celebrate Opera Day this year with a Zoom presentation. We hope you join us and take the opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions for our concerts and continued work in the community and enjoy our “Going Forward” presentation.

You are Cordially Invited. Join Our Zoom Meeting!

HOW: Here is the link to Zoom; if you do not have Zoom, please download it on your preferred device.

On the top right toolbar, click on 'Join a Meeting.'

Enter the Meeting ID: 995 505 4846

Here is the Meeting Passcode, if requested: 274275

All attendees will be muted until the end of the presentation and we will open up the microphones for the questions and answers afterwards. There is a chat button at the bottom of the screen if you have a comment during our Zoom.

Meeting ID: 995 505 4846

Passcode: 274275

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

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WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of WNY’s Inside Opera Lecture Series presents their 2021 Opera Week Feature “Singing in Masks: from the Pandemic Ridiculous to the Operatic Sublime,” Lecture-recital by Suzanne Fatta

WHERE: Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY

HOW: All lectures are FREE of charge, FREE parking. Mobility-challenged accessible

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 7:30 PM

WHAT: The Buffalo State Chorale will perform under the direction of John Fleischman. The Buffalo State Chamber Choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Victoria Furby.

WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 210 Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY

HOW: The concert is free and open. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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WHEN: October 25, all day

WHAT: World Opera Day on Social Media

World Opera Day is an international collaboration between OPERA America, Opera Europa, and Ópera Latinoamérica to showcase the many ways that opera companies and artists enrich the livelihood and civic fabric of communities around the world.

This social media initiative is an opportunity for the industry’s administrators, artists, trustees, and audiences to share with newcomers how their local opera companies, their personal practices, and the art form itself contribute to making a better society.


  • Find meaningful content that features how opera companies and artists interact with and contribute to their local communities.
  • Post to social media and share dynamic visuals, videos, or interactive content to engage audiences and the opera-curious.
  • Use #worldoperaday to concentrate the message, increase post visibility, and expand audience reach.
  • Tag @OPERAAmerica and others to participate in the conversation, share posts, and increase engagement.

You can also apply a World Opera Day Facebook frame to your personal or company profile picture.

HOW: To learn more about this international initiative, visit

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WHEN: 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 25

WHAT: The Fredonia School of Music presents the Faculty Recital: Aurora Deeds, soprano and Leonidas Lagrimas, piano

Join School of Music Faculty members Aurora Deeds, soprano, and Leonidas Lagrimas, piano, as they present a recital of works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Donaudy, Chausson, Berlioz, and Porter. The program includes themes on lost loves and texts by Shakespeare, and features pieces from Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Handel's Samson.


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WHEN: 11:00 AM, Tuesday October 27

WHAT: Canadian Opera Company presents Key Change: Episode 1

Co-hosted by classical singer and culture critic Robyn Grant-Moran (a member of the COC’s Indigenous Circle of Artists) alongside COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac, the COC’s new podcast explores the operagoing experience from a kaleidoscope of perspectives, with special guests from the opera field and beyond. The first season explores what it’s like to attend the opera for the very first time, from the experience of being at the opera house to how an opera gets made and staged.


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