NEMPAC Opera Project

We believe that opera takes the human experience and amplifies it.

NEMPAC Opera is North End Music & Performing Arts Center’s critically-acclaimed opera company that opens doors for composers, artists, and audience members by producing creative works that are global in scope.

  • We represent composers of diverse backgrounds and identities to elevate their contributions to an art form that too often erases the history of their works.
  • We create opportunity for the next generation of opera singers to launch their careers, bridging the experience gap between recent college graduates and professional artists.
  • We tell stories that represent the communities and cultures of Boston, ensuring this art form is approachable and relevant to all audience members.

We exist to propel professional musicians forward in their continued growth in artistry.

NEMPAC Opera transforms amateur artists into budding opera singers prepared for independent, professional careers.

  • The opera company intentionally schedules offseason performances to attract and nurture the best of Boston’s budding opera talent.
  • NEMPAC Opera offers performers an extended rehearsal schedule to foster trust among cast members and create space for real-life practical assessments.
  • The opera company provides staging, music, and character development coaching to emerging artists who go on to pursue lead roles at professional companies, participate in prestigious young artist programs, and compete at the art form’s highest levels.

We believe in affordable, accessible opera for all Bostonians.

NEMPAC Opera’s power resides in honest storytelling that speaks to the shared experiences of audience members through sound, rather than words.

  • We believe that opera is as relevant today as when the art form was founded.
  • Our ticket prices and free community outreach reflect our belief that opera should be affordable and accessible to all.

Production Chronology

  • 2020 – Gioachino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia – Mainstage production cancelled due to COVID-19 and replaced with Pop-Up Opera: The Barber of Seville
  • 2019 – Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince
  • 2018 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni
  • 2017 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio
  • 2016 – Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola
  • 2015 – Giacomo Puccini’s La boheme
  • 2014 – Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus
  • 2013 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte
  • 2012 – Georges Bizet’s Carmen


Our Production of the NEMPAC Opera Project would not be possible without the support and generosity of our season sponsors.

  • Production Sponsor $5,000+
  • Artist Sponsor $2,500+
  • Equity Sponsor $500

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s project, please view sponsorship benefits HERE and contact Pamela Feo for more information.

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