Welcome! All are invited to attend the special events planned...
October 26- November 4, 2018
The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supporting and promoting opera in Western New York and especially the idea of a dedicated performing arts space for opera and ballet.
We are honored to again be the coordinating organizer/promoter of Celebrate National Opera Week 2018 in the WNY and Niagara Region.
We hope that our community service work and schedule of special concerts, lectures and entertaining celebrations to commemorate National Opera Week in our area, will not only inspire the young and old alike, but will also strengthen the sense of community through the universal language of Music.
We are proud to say that our 2017 celebration broke records for attendance and musical organization participation, both nationally and locally.
This year Proclamation Day will be Wednesday, October 10, at the Audubon Library and the lighting of the Peace Bridge in burgundy and gold will be Friday, October 26, from dusk to midnight. In addition to the exceptional concerts, operas, and lectures, our community will enjoy unique offerings, such as "Yoga & Opera" and there will be a special Opera Day concert in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Bravissimi!
Other ways to celebrate opera are here... Opera Books are
available for purchase!
Manga and Mozart, Opera Coloring Book- by Danielle Di
Stefano, soprano. Historically accurate costumes and interesting facts about
the operas featured await in this unique, fun, and award-winning book for all ages.
The Operalicious Cookbook- Conceived by Sylvia Volk, compiled
and edited by Wayne Line and Eileen Breen. Recreate historical opera
dishes from world-famous singers and composers, delicious opera-related recipes from
all around the world.
Enjoy a piece of opera cake at the Dessert Deli
716-689-2115. 716 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
Programs with week-long event listings will be available
The EHJ Memorial Fund, Inc.’s promotion of Opera Week, and
the Opera Day Concert in Buffalo is funded by Opera Volunteers International.
Thank you, OVI, for your support!
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc.
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission
OperaBuffs of WNY
Opera Volunteers International