The Rochester area needs another opera company like it needs another...well, come to think of it, we could definitely use some additional operatic action here. The brand-new Finger Lakes Opera hopes to help fill the breach. The program for this inaugural concert, led by the company's artistic director Gerard Floriano (pictured), includes Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Pastin, Seattle Opera tenor Roland Sanz, baritone Evan Jones, and mezzo-soprano Jessica Best in arias, duets, and ensembles by Verdi, Puccini, Massenet, and other operatic heavyweights. The company's first production, scheduled for summer 2014, will also be announced at the concert.
Finger Lakes Opera Gala takes place Saturday, August 10, 8 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium, SUNY Geneseo. $10-$35. geneseo.edu.