The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and Tresca joined to bring #opera from Ray Bourque’s Table 77 balcony in Boston’s North End and to help celebrate Mother’s Day weekend! The event —part of “Opera from the Balcony” series— that will run every Saturday during the shelter in place, was originally not publicized so as not to encourage a large gathering, but rather have the music reach those passing by in the street and out for a quick trip.

On Sunday soprano Carina DiGianfilippo who sings internationally and tenor Fran Rogers who frequently sings the national anthem for both the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics— both gave a superb performed from the balcony for all passersby to enjoy. (See clip here.)

On Saturday, tenor Wes Hunter and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Kinder —both of whom will be starring in NEMPAC’s Pop-Up Opera of “The Barber of Seville” in the streets of the North End this June— shared their talented voices with the audience. (See clips from Part One here and Part Two here.)

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Keep an eye out for future “Opera from the Balcony” at Tresca’s Table 77 performances on Hanover Street coming up and read more about it here!