Welcome! All are invited to attend the special events planned...
October 23- November 1, 2020
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 promoters of Celebrate National Opera Week 2020 in the WNY and Niagara Region.
We hope that our community service work and schedule of special livestreamed concerts, podcasts 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 2019 celebration broke records for attendance and musical organization participation, both nationally and locally.
This year, the lighting of the Peace Bridge in burgundy and gold will be Monday, October 26, from dusk to midnight.
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.