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FREDONIA – The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the light romantic comedy, “Falling for Figaro.” It will be screened this Sat., Nov. 6, and Tues., Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “due to the continued high positivity rate of COVID in Chautauqua County, and in accordance with CDC and State guidelines, we are requiring all patrons to wear masks before, during and after Opera House events.”

In “Falling for Figaro,” Millie (Danielle Macdonald), a brilliant young fund manager, quits her job and ends things with her longtime boyfriend in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an opera singer – in the Scottish Highlands. She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. The competition between Millie and Max gradually evolves into something different and deeper.

Tracey Petherick, in Common Sense Media, calls the film “uplifting and joyful, tugging on the heart strings just enough, while throwing in some mild jeopardy to keep us hooked.” Guy Lodge, in Variety, calls it “a corny, cute-enough carpe diem comedy.” Randy Myers, in the San Jose Mercury News, says “Lumley is a scream!” Unrated, “Falling for Figaro” runs one hour, 45 minutes.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank.

The Opera House is equipped with individualized closed captioning eyeglasses for the deaf as well as with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region … providing access to artistic diversity … and high quality programming at an affordable price.” It is located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit