Video: “Libiamo” Chorus from La Traviata
Violetta throws a lavish party to celebrate the recovery of her illness. Alfredo proposes his desire for Violetta and the crowd rouses celebration with a toast. Violetta: Sherri Snow, Alfredo: Fred VanNess, Chorus: Rebecca-Rapoport-Cole, Aleandra Dietrich, Abigail Krawson, Daniel Cyr, Marquis Fuse

Over 130 music lovers cheered at the Italian Opera Concert on Friday night at the Old North Church! The performance was held by NEMPAC, the North End Music & Performing Arts Center and raised money for their Scholarship Fund. The concert itself was free and open to the public. A $15 donation was solicited to help fund student music scholarships.

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Opera was once a part of everyday life in Italian culture. NEMPAC brings back this spirit of opera in Boston’s North End, one of the most historic Italian-American communities. –Sherri Snow, Director of NEMPAC 2012 Winter Concert Series

NEMPAC’s next concert is the String Chamber Music Concert on March 23rd! If you have questions or would like to know more about the Winter Concert Series, please contact Sherri at Ssnow@nempacboston.org.

About NEMPAC Organization
Our Mission: Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By encouraging participation in the arts, we hope to strengthen relationships within the community and to enhance public safety.
Who We Are: The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a private, non-profit corporation operating in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood of the City of Boston. www.nempacboston.org, 617-227-2270

Editor’s Note: Apologies for the poor audio quality in the video. I obviously have not mastered recording the wide range necessary for opera. I hope the video gives a sense of the performance flair, but take my word when I say it was ten times better in person.

More photos from the event are shown below.

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