Arts & Culture Event Notices

Valentine’s ‘AMORE’ Opera Dinner & Concert at Lucia Ristorante February 11

by North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC)
Date/Time: Sunday, February 11, 5 pm to 7 pm
Location/Venue: Lucia Ristorante, 415 Hanover St, North End, Boston, MA 02113

Always a NEMPAC favorite, we invite you to join us for our 7th annual love-themed ‘Amore’ opera dinner and concert.

The evening will include a three-course dinner paired with songs, duets and trios about love from various musicals, operas and standards. You will enjoy your favorite melodies such as Quando Me’n Vo (La Bohème) | Qui la Voce (I Puritani) | Martin’s Aria (The Tender Land) | Un Aura Amorosa (Cosi) | The Vagabond (Songs of Travel) | Come un’ape (La Cenerentola) | Vanilla Ice Cream (She Loves Me) | The Light in the Piazza | That’s Amore.

We will be featuring artists from the NEMPAC Opera Project: Lindsay Conrad, soprano; Tim Gorka, baritone; Joel Edwards, tenor; Jennifer Jaroslavsky, soprano; Melanie Rucinski, accompanist; and Rebecca Miller, artistic director.

Ticket includes three-course dinner, soup or salad, entree and dessert & coffee (and all taxes & gratuity). Cash bar or wine menu will be available. Valet parking will be available. To purchase tickets, click here.

For reservations of tables of 4 or more, please contact NEMPAC directly at or 617-227-2270.

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Rebecca Miller is a Boston-based theater artist and the Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Opera Project. She is committed to producing high-quality opera in urban spaces. With the NEMPAC Opera Project, Ms. Miller produced and stage directed Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio (June 2017), and La Cenerentola (June 2016) in Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. Previously with NEMPAC, she assistant stage directed and fight choreographed La Bohème, and served as the program and stage director for NEMPAC’s Summer Children’s Musical Theater (Summer 2014). She is looking forward to also producing and stage directing NEMPAC Opera Project’s 2018 production.

ABOUT NEMPAC: The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) enriches Boston’s North End Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods through affordable, quality music education and performing arts programs. A group of North End mothers founded NEMPAC in 2001 in an effort to create musical programming for their children. In 2004, the Robert White Foundation donated to NEMPAC their city-operated space located off the Prado (The Paul Revere Mall) In the North End. This space, consisting of 4 private music studios, a storage basement and an office, is where NEMPAC began to flourish. Today, we are serving over 900 students a week through our education programs and partnerships including the Eliot BPS Innovation School, Charlestown Working Theater, and the St. John Catholic School. Our concerts are making the North End of Boston a destination for arts and culture. As we continue to grow as a Performing Arts Center, we continue to ensure we are engaging our audiences with creative, quality, and innovative programming.

ABOUT NEMPAC’S OPERA PROJECT: The NEMPAC Opera Project was founded in 2012 with a mission to serve Boston’s artistic community of singers, instrumentalists and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable opera in urban Boston. This initiative produces operas that excite audiences, artists, and the greater community of Boston.

UPCOMING EVENT: 2018 Opera Project: Don Giovanni
June 21st and June 23rd at 7:30 pm at Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. Tickets go on sale starting March 1st. Click here for more information.