Praised for his "rich, powerful voice" and "bravura-filled stage presence," Neal Ferreira is a nationally recognized lyric tenor known for his cultivated vocalism and eloquent expression. Dubbed a “Boston mainstay” by the Boston Globe, he recently appeared with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall as Tamino in The Magic Flute, and with Emmanuel Music as Macheath in Benjamin Britten’s version of The Beggar’s Opera. The tenor made his Carnegie Hall debut in the spring of 2022 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Ein Soldat in Wozzeck under the baton of Maestro Andris Nelsons.
A much sought-after interpreter of new music, Mr. Ferreira made his European debut in the spring of 2021 as Laertes in the world premiere of Joseph Summer’s Hamlet with State Opera Rousse, Bulgaria. His successful performance as the Visitor in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Philip Glass’ In the Penal Colony was called “poignant” by the Wall Street Journal and “perfect” by Opera News.
In a professional career spanning two decades, Ferreira has appeared with numerous companies including Florida Grand Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Colorado, Virginia Opera, Anchorage Opera, Syracuse Opera, American Repertory Theatre, Odyssey Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Guerilla Opera.
Mr. Ferreira’s upcoming engagements include a return to Boston Lyric Opera May 2023 in the New England premiere of Omar, a new opera from composers Rhiannon Giddens & Michael Abels, as well as performances and recording of Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in January 2024.