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Neal Ferreira

A headshot of Neal Ferreira wearing a dark blue open collar shirt and suit jacket


Neal Ferreira is a nationally recognized lyric tenor known for his cultivated vocalism and eloquent expression. He recently appeared with Boston Lyric Opera in the New England premiere of Rhiannon Giddens’ and Michael Abels’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Omar. A much sought-after interpreter of new music, Ferreira made his European debut in 2021 as Laertes in the world premiere of Joseph Summer’s Hamlet with State Opera Rousse in Bulgaria. The Wall Street Journal and Opera News praised his performance as the Visitor in the Boston Lyric Opera production of Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony. The tenor can be heard on the premiere recordings of numerous operas, including Charles Wuorinen’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories (BMOP/sound), James MacMillan’s Clemency (BIS), Joseph Summer’s The Tempest (Albany), and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s The Importance of Being Earnest (Odyssey Opera). In a professional career spanning two decades, Ferreira has appeared with an array of companies including Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Colorado, Virginia Opera, Anchorage Opera, Syracuse Opera, American Repertory Theater, Handel and Haydn Society, Odyssey Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Guerilla Opera. Ferreira’s current and upcoming engagements include the role of Flavio in Norma with Boston Youth Symphony, as well as a return to Boston Lyric Opera as Loud Stone in Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, conducted by the composer. In spring 2024, he sings the Doctor in Dominick Argento’s The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe with Odyssey Opera.

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