BUFFALO — Due to extreme uncertainty plus increased challenges from the pandemic and many factors outside of its control, Nickel City Opera is postponing the January 22nd and January 23rd, 2022 production of Rigoletto to summer performances on Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 26th at 4pm at Nichols Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts, 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo. 

Covid-19 and Omicron cases in New York State and nationwide have been rising. Numerous Broadway shows including Broadway Tours in Buffalo have canceled performances due to Covid-19 cases within the cast and crews. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights due to staffing shortages and forced cancellations. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has postponed ‘The Magic Flute’; half of our January 2022 Opera Marathon! Weekend due to concerns among the musicians with unmasked opera singers. 

NCO’s Artistic Director, Valerian Ruminski was concerned.. “We were excited to stage a fully production after a few years of smaller shows. Ensuring cast, musicians and crew arrive safely and timely in these uncertain travel times, to a potential positive Covid test that would immediately shut the production down, was a sobering potential outcome in these unprecedented times. Nichols was able to confirm a June date and we are hopeful the many restrictions we are currently experiencing will be eased.”

Tickets purchased on Eventbrite can be exchanged, donated or fully refunded by contacting NCO at valopera@gmail.com. Tickets purchased at the BPO Box Office can be exchanged, donated or fully refunded by contacting the Box Office at 3 Symphony Circle or by calling 716-885-5000. Tickets for the June 25th & 26th performances can also be purchased at the BPO Box Office.


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