Art & Architecture Series

About the Art & Architecture Series

The Art & Architecture Series is new to the Opera House and is sponsored by Fredonia Place.

Captured exclusively for satellite transmission throughout the world, this ground-breaking series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to cinemas nationwide.  Enjoy unprecedented big screen access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.

Assistive listening headsets are available for use with all Live in HD Series events.  Simply ask any usher or Opera House staff member.  Headset funding provided by Robert & Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.






Sponsored by Fredonia Place


Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Apr 19 2018 - 7:30pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

This immersive journey into the life and art of Venice's most famous view-painter, features more than 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at The Queen's Gallery in London.  The images offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing.

The production also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle - to learn more about the artist and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Theatre-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto's views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazzo San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giavanni e Paolo.  Guided by the Royal Collection Trust curators and the world's leading experts in Venetian history, this production is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

The production has a running time of one hour, 25 minutes.

As part of this special evening, visual artist George Petrella will exhibit his work in the Village Hall lobby before and during the show.    

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing

May 24 2018 - 7:30pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Perhaps more than any other artist, Vincent Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers.

Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning production directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh's iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this fresh new production about one of the worlds favorite artists marks a major re-hanging of the gallery's collection.

Beautifully shot and making extensive use of the artist's own letters, this is an incredible cinematic production about a wonderful, but too often misunderstood artist. 

As part of this special evening, visual artist Carolyn Grady will exhibit her work in the Village Hall lobby before and during the show.  In addition, we will be screening the short documentary, Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces. A Portrait of an Artist. Carolyn Grady, by Roslin Smith, at the start of the evening's program. 

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