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Arias in the area

Here is some summer opera up to a day trip away.

• Nickel City Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca” at 8 p.m. June 27 and 2:30 p.m. June 29 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Featuring Adam Klein and Michele Capalbo. In Italian with English surtitles. $20-$49. 692-2413 or visit

• Finger Lakes Opera presents Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at SUNY Geneseo’s Wadsworth Auditorium. The production features soprano J’nai Bridges and tenor Gregory Kunde. In French with English surtitles. $30-$45, students $20-$35.(585) 245-5211 or visit

• The Chautauqua Opera presents Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” at 8:15 next Saturday in the Amphitheatre ($40) and “The Ballad of Baby Doe” at 7:30 p.m. July 25 and 28 at Norton Hall ($15-$52). Both venues are on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. 357-6286 or visit

• Geneva Light Opera presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at 7:30 p.m. July 24 and 26, and 3 p.m. July 27 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. Singers include baritone Jimi James, bass Ryan Allen and Alexis Cregger as the Queen of the Night. $25; $40 per couple; $15 students and seniors. (315) 781-5483 or visit

• Glimmerglass Opera presents Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne of Naxos”; Tobias Picker’s “An American Tragedy”; Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”; and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Performances alternate throughout July and August at 18 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. Single tickets range from $10-$25 for youth to $26-$144 for adults. (607) 547-2255 or visit

– Mary Kunz Goldman