On Stage with Buffalo Opera Unlimited
Buffalo Opera Unlimited and WNED PBS have joined together to present a multi-part series that brings opera to television. Episodes feature a talented group of artists performing traditional arias and opera favorites.
Tune in to WNED PBS Monday evenings at 7:30pm beginning December 28 for On Stage with Buffalo Opera Unlimited.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Buffalo Opera Unlimited was forced to suspend all theater performances and WNED PBS is proud to safely partner with them in order to present their talents to our bi-national audience.
Premiered December 2020
On Stage with Buffalo Opera Unlimited | Traditional Arias
Buffalo Opera and WNED PBS present selections from traditional arias.
Traditional Arias | premiered December 28, 2020
This episode features a talented group of artists performing traditional arias. Featured selections include: “The Jewel Song” from Faust by Charles Gounod, “Czardas” from Die Fledermus By Johann Strauss, “A Furtive Tear” from The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti, “The Revenge Aria” from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Si, ritrovarla io guiro” from Cinderella By Gioacchino Rossini.
Opera Favorites | premiered January 4, 2021
This episode features a talented group of artists performing selections from classic opera favorites. Enjoy two selections from Georges Bizet’s Carmen including “The Flower Song” and the “Card Scene”. The performance also includes “In My Long Life” from The Mother of Us All by Virgil Thompson.
Contemporary Arias | premiered January 10, 2021
This episode features a talented group of artists performing contemporary arias. Two selections from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd—“The Trees on the Mountain” and “Hear Me O Lord” are presented. Also featured are “The Prologue” and “This Lonely Life” from The Fall of Stag Lee by Darryl Glenn Nettles. The program closes with “I Don’t Need a Photo to See You” and “Grant Us Peace” from Silent Night by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell.
Beyond Opera | premiered March 1, 2021
This episode features a talented group of performers presenting selections from “Trouble in Tahiti,” and “Candide”, and selections by composers George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.