The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) presented a lovely, sold-out evening of opera and music theatre songs about “Amore” at Lucia’s Ristorante on Sunday, February 11th. Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal, including the beautifully crafted heart-shaped homemade ravioli’s, paired with stunning vocals presented by the four professional singers. Song favorites included “Qui la Voce” from Bellini’s Opera, I Puritani; Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme, and Bernstein’s “Tonight, Tonight” from West Side Story.

The NEMPAC artists included soprano Lindsay Conrad, baritone Tim Gorka, tenor Joel Edwards, soprano Jennifer Jaroslavsky, pianist Melanie Rucinski, and artistic director Rebecca Miller.

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“Amore” kicked off NEMPAC’s upcoming 2018 Opera Project season and their 8th annual production on June 21st and 23rd at Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall. A full opera production of Don Giovanni, by Mozart will be performed with orchestra in Italian, with English super titles. Professional singers, musicians, and artists will be led by stage director Rebecca Miller, and conducted by Dr. Tiffany Chang. Artist heard at the “Amore” Concert have sung in past Opera Project productions and/or will join the NEMPAC Opera Project for it’s upcoming season. Tickets will go on sale on March 1, 2018 at www.nempacboston.org/tickets.

NEMPAC extends a sincere thank you to Lucia’s Ristorante and Anna and Filippo Frattaroli for hosting this years annual Valentine’s “Amore” event.

If you would like to support or learn more about the NEMPAC Opera Project or NEMPAC’s Professional Performance Season 2017-18, please contact NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow at ssnow@nempacboston.org or 617-227-2270.

Next Up! A Night of Cabaret and Jazz at the Gallery on Friday, March 23rd. More info and tickets available HERE. (wine reception included).

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