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All are invited to attend the special events planned on World Opera Day...

October 25, 2023 and beyond!

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. 

Due to the changing situation with the pandemic, events  may either be cancelled,
postponed, or moved online.


The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc. is sharing free online links
to enjoy opera with the greats!

La Traviata: Anna Moffo and Franco Bonisolli 

Rigoletto:  Pavarotti, Gruberova, Wixell - Chailly



La Bohème- Luciano Pavarotti

Act 1 & 2:

Act 3 & 4: 



Past participating musical organizations include: 

Body Glyphix Studio, Buffalo Choral Arts Society, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Camerata Di San'Antonio Chamber Orchestra, Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, Chopin Singing Society, Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc., Fredonia School of Music, Freudig Singers of WNY, Harmonia Chamber Singers, Hillman Opera, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), Opera Atelier, OperaBuffs of WNY, Opera-Lytes, Opera Niagara, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society and Orchestra/Antara Winds, Vocàlis Chamber Choir, the Women of Vivaldi.

Other ways to celebrate opera are here... Opera Books are available for purchase!

Visit to search for the following titles...

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.

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