June 25, 2018: Nickel City Opera presented its 10th annual gala fundraiser at the historic Saturn Club in Buffalo NY. NCO is Western New York’s premier professional opera company, celebrating the start of our 11th season. In addition to famous arias from the repertoire from other singers, such as Nessun Dorma and Quando m’en Vo, Contralto Suzanne Fatta performed Carmen’s beloved habanera to the sellout crowd.
Ms. Fatta, who models under the name Carmina Suzanne, was very proud to debut the beautiful mermaid gown from Taylor Catarina New York after having worked with her the last couple months in its fitting and conception. She says, “It was so comfortable! The material moved with you, never against you, which is always a concern as a performer ... and I can’t tell you how many compliments I got both on the Prima under dress, and on the magnificent overlay skirt.”
Photographer Peter Heuer: Editing by John Solis