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BLO Brings ‘Barber of Seville’ for Kids to JP Libraries

Last updated on March 5, 2019

Artists from Boston Lyric Opera recently visited an ennead of public libraries, including Jamaica Plain’s two branches, to perform kid-themed excerpts from “The Barber of Seville.”

Mezzo-Soprano Felicia Gavilanes as Rosina, tenor Omar Najmi as Almaviva, and pianist Nathan Salazar, perform at the Connolly Branch Library

Boston Lyric Opera artists performed one-hour participatory programs that were free and open to kids and families, ideally for ages 6 to 12. The program featured two professional singers, and a pianist. Held during February school vacation week, the pianist also acted as a teaching artist who introduced opera to the young audiences through a melodic, engaging and theatrical presentation.

Pianist/BLO emerging artist/Figaro Nathan Salazar, mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes as Rosina, and tenor Omar Najmi as Almaviva, perform at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.

This is the third year that the BLO has part This is the third year the BPL has partnered with the BLO to present how opera tells a story.

Teaching Artist/Figaro Lydia Jane Graeff (BLO Resident Teaching Artist) with Felicia Gavilanes as Rosina, and Omar Najmi as Almaviva.