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“SHOT!” Buffalo’s Darkest Day

661e9a80-7e0f-4309-94e0-368bdb5e972aConsidered “The most important Buffalo theatrical presentation in in the last century”, the world premiere of Buffalo’s Darkest Day is sure to have audiences clamoring to Shea’s to catch Nickel City Opera’s rendition and dramatization of The Assassination of President William McKinley.

e2111f88-69ce-4b72-a58b-4e9717d3b1aaDuring the course of two acts and four scenes, the action will unfold in settings that include The Pan American Exposition, The Milburn House and The Czolgosz Interrogation – all pertinent components of McKinley’s final days before, during and after the assassination.

This world premiere opera will feature a chorus, a full orchestra, along with a new score by Persis Vehar. Not only is the operatic composition thrilling and chilling on its own, this is the first time that Nickel City Opera will be performing at Shea’s… and certainly not the last. Nickel City Opera is attempting to do for opera in Buffalo what the BPO has done for classical music – opera should be a mainstay in this city.

At long last, the opera company will have a chance to shine on a glorious stage in the heart of downtown Buffalo. The performance, conceived by Valerian Ruminski with a Libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, is said to be the first of its kind – an opera written for Buffalo that recounts what many seriously consider “Buffalo’s Darkest Day”.

A WORLD PREMIERE by PERSIS VEHAR

Buffalo’s Darkest Day
September 1901
The Assassination of President William McKinley

There are only 2 presentations:

FRIDAY JUNE 10th, 2016 at 8pm
and
SUNDAY JUNE 12th, 2016 at 2:30pm

tickets $90/75/60/25
plus $3 facility fee
(online purchases may contain higher fees)

CLICK HERE FOR SHOT TICKETS

STARRING

Valerian Ruminski as President McKinley
Maria Teresa Magisano as Ida McKinley
Adam Klein as Mr. Cortelyou
Michael Hawk as Mr. Milburn
Jacqueline Quirk as Mrs. Milburn
Michelle Capalbo as Emma Goldman
Mark Freiman as Det. Foster
Jessica Best as Mrs. Foster
Rubin Casas as Superintendant Bull
Tami Swartz as Mrs. Jones
David Macadam as Dr. Rixey
Nick Kilkenny as Dr. Mynter
David Diston as Dr. Mann

Directed by David Grabarkewitz
Conducted by Michael Ching

Set production as design by Wesley Krantz
production by Wesley Krantz
and Valerian Ruminski


 

If you can’t wait to catch this highly anticipated, explosive performance, then you can catch Nickel City Opera’s upcoming holiday show (part of Season 8). It’s the first time that the opera company will be performing at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
by G. Menotti
The magical Christmas story of a little boy who gets a miracle.
Our 6th year running

featuring

Ian Torres as Amahl
Jessica Best as The Mother

Matt Marco Conductor
Jacqueline Quirk Director
Wesley Krantz Producer &
Production Director
For the First Time at
Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Ave
tickets $16 adults/$8 for kids

FRIDAY JANUARY 8th at 7pm
SATURDAY JANUARY 9th at 3pm
SUNDAY JANUARY 10th at 3pm

CLICK HERE FOR AMAHL TICKETS

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