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Family Tree Discovery Leads to New Music from Valerian Ruminsky

Valerian Ruminski

“With the pandemic in full swing and his opera appearances canceled, opera singer Valerian Ruminski managed to deliver a winning trifecta this year by launching two new CDs and reconnecting to his family roots.

Prior to his move to Palm Springs this year, Ruminski garnered many accolades as a true basso cantante — his voice is as bold as it is powerful. The Buffalo, New York, native has performed with stellar opera companies nationally and internationally, from The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, and Dallas Opera to Opera Ireland, Opera de Montreal and Opera de Monte Carlo. He is also the founder and general director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo, and garnered an award from Opera America for 10 years of dedicated service.

A move to Calabasas found the singer frequently visiting the Coachella Valley, meeting with Palm Springs Opera Guild to explore collaborations. Eventually, Valerian would call Palm Springs home. He shares more about his sojourn into pop music, and life in Valley with Palm Springs Life…”

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