Neal Ferreira

Tenor, Opera Singer, Soloist

Praised for his "rich, powerful voice" and "bravura-filled stage presence," Neal Ferreira is a promising lyric tenor with a handsome, masculine tone quality to which he brings a cultivated vocalism and eloquent expression. Performing professionally for over a decade in opera and oratorio, the tenor was the recipient of the 2012-13 Artist of the Year Award from Syracuse Opera. He has also appeared with Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Virginia Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Boston, American Repertory Theatre, Boston Midsummer Opera, and Guerilla Opera.

Contact Neal at nealferreira@gmail.com

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Neal
Photo by Tim Gurczak Photography

Audio Samples

"Ferreira's rich, supple tenor was perfect...”
~Opera News

"a firm yet sweet tenor."
~The Boston Globe

"sang ... with an otherwordly character that befit
the voice of God.”

~Wall Street Journal

"the standout was Neal Ferreira ... Handsome and slim, he has a clear, sweet standard-order tenor voice..."
~Berkshire Fine Arts

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Performance Experience

Operatic Roles

Pritschtisch The Merry Widow
Boston Lyric Opera
2016*
Roderigo Otello
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
2016
The Visitor In the Penal Colony
Boston Lyric Opera
2015
Ferdinand The Tempest
The Shakespeare Concerts
2015
Giudice/Servitore di Amelia Un ballo in maschera
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
2015
Alfred Die Fledermaus
Syracuse Opera
2014
Charlie Gould (Orlofsky) The Polar Bat (Die Fledermaus)
Anchorage Opera
2014
Spoletta Tosca
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
2014
Monostatos The Magic Flute
Boston Lyric Opera
2013
Basilio/Curzio Le nozze di Figaro
Syracuse Opera
2013
Traveler Clemency
Boston Lyric Opera
2013
Borsa Rigoletto
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
2013
Dr. Blind Die Fledermaus
Virginia Opera
2012
Tancredi The Inspector
Boston Lyric Opera
2012
Bardolfo Falstaff
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
2012
Goro Madama Butterfly
Opera on the James
2011
Sheldon Segal Later The Same Evening
The Glimmerglass Festival
2011
Charlie Davenport (cover) Annie Get Your Gun
The Glimmerglass Festival
2011
Snout A Midsummer Night's Dream
Boston Lyric Opera
2011
Spalanzani/Andres Les contes d'Hoffman
Florida Grand Opera
2011
Spoletta Tosca
Boston Lyric Opera
2010
Gran Sacerdote Idomeneo, re di Creta
Boston Lyric Opera
2010
Tanzmeister/Brighella (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos
Boston Lyric Opera
2010
Ein Offizier Ariadne auf Naxos
Boston Lyric Opera
2010
Spalanzani/Andres Les contes d’Hoffmann
Opera Colorado
2009
Monostatos The Magic Flute
Boston Lyric Opera for Young Audiences
2009
Spalanzani/Andres Les contes d’Hoffmann
Boston Lyric Opera
2008
Assistant Heart of a Dog
Guerilla Opera
2007

Solo with Ensemble

Requiem, W.A. Mozart
Chorus North Shore
2016*
The Tenor's Suite, Joseph Summer
The Shakespeare Concerts
2016*
Petite Messe Solennelle, Gioacchino Rossini
Emmanuel Music
2015
Petite Messe Solennelle, Gioacchino Rossini
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2014
Around the World in Eighty Minutes
Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Landmarks Orchestra
2012
Carmina Burana, Carl Orff
Syracuse Opera
2012
King David, Arthur Honegger
Newburyport Choral Society
2011
Christmas Oratorio, Camille Saint-Saëns
Newburyport Choral Society
2010
Mass No. 2 in G Major, Franz Shubert
Newburyport Choral Society
2010
Carmina Burana, Carl Orff
Newburyport Choral Society
2009
Mass in B minor, J.S. Bach
Newburyport Choral Society
2009
The Creation, Joseph Haydn
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2008
Magnificat, J.S. Bach
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2007
Stabat Mater, Antonin Dvořak
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2007
Requiem, W.A. Mozart
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2007
Messiah, G.F. Handel
First Religious Society, Newburyport, MA
2007
Filthy/Rich
Vox Consort
2005
A Talent to Amuse: An Evening with Noël Coward
New England Conservatory Opera Theater
2005

Biography

Tenor Neal Ferreira, especially noted for his dynamic and captivating stage presence, is quickly gaining national recognition.

His current season opened with a successful return to Boston Lyric Opera as The Visitor in their production of Philip Glass' In the Penal Colony, for which the Wall Street Journal called him “poignant” and the Boston Globe lauded his “firm yet sweet tenor.” Upcoming roles include Roderigo in Otello with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and Pritschtisch in The Merry Widow with Boston Lyric Opera, as well as an appearance with the Shakespeare Concerts at Jordan Hall in April 2016.

Mr. Ferreira's 2014-15 season was highlighted by the world premiere of Joseph Summer’s The Tempest with the Shakespeare Concerts, in which he debuted of the role of Ferdinand. He can be heard on the original cast recording, soon to be released on Albany Records. He also returned to Syracuse Opera as Alfred in Die Fledermaus and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra as the Judge/Amelia’s Servant in Un ballo in maschera.

Other recent engagements include Tancredi in John Musto's The Inspector with Boston Lyric Opera, for which Opera News praised his "moving performance" and "beautiful" singing, Charlie Gould (Orlofsky) in Die Fledermaus with Anchorage Opera, and Spoletta in Tosca with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. His performance as Basilio/Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro with Syracuse Opera garnered him the company’s 2012-13 Artist of the Year Award.

Mr. Ferreira made his Opera Colorado debut performing Spalanzani and Andres in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, roles he first performed with Boston Lyric Opera under the direction of Maestro Keith Lockhart and reprised with the Florida Grand Opera. Other appearances have included Sheldon Segal in Later the Same Evening and Charlie Davenport (cover) in Annie Get Your Gun with Deborah Voigt at the Glimmerglass Festival.

The tenor was awarded the 2009 Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence from Boston Lyric Opera, and has since performed there in many roles including Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Traveler in Clemency, as Spoletta in Tosca, Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Gran Sacerdote in Mozart’s Idomeneo, re di Creta and Ein Officer in Ariadne auf Naxos, in which he also covered the roles of Tanzmeister and Brighella.

As an oratorio soloist, Mr. Ferreira has performed the role of Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation with world-renowned soprano Jayne West, as well as noted performances in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Dvořak’s Stabat Mater throughout the New England area. He is a regular guest soloist at his alma mater, Providence College, where he most recently appeared in Handel’s Messiah and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ with the Providence College Orchestra and Chorus.

Mr. Ferreira holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory, graduating with Academic Honors in 2005. There he studied with international opera singer Patricia Craig, and he sang the role of Tamino in The Magic Flute as part of New England Conservatory Outreach Opera’s inaugural production.

As a recipient of the Roberts Music Scholarship for musical aptitude and achievement, Mr. Ferreira completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Providence College in 2002, graduating cum laude. While at Providence College, he studied voice with David Harper and appeared in many stage productions with both the Music and Theater Departments. Mr. Ferreira has returned several times as a guest artist to perform in recital as well as teach masterclasses to undergraduate students.

Awards

  • 2012-13 Artist of the Year Award
    Syracuse Opera
  • 2011-12 Artist of the Year Award
    Syracuse Opera
  • 2009 Stephen Shrestinian Award for Excellence
    Boston Lyric Opera

Education

  • Emerging Artist Boston Lyric Opera, 2011-12
  • Young Artist The Glimmerglass Festival, 2011
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance
    Academic Honors, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Black Studies
    Cum Laude, Providence College, Providence, RI, 2002
  • Principal Teachers
    Frank Lopardo, Penelope Bitzas, Patricia Craig, David Harper
  • Coaches
    Mikhail Hallak, James Myers, David Moody, Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, Terry Decima
  • Directors
    Francesca Zambello, Anne Bogart, Leon Major, Renaud Doucet
  • Conductors
    Keith Lockhart, Gary Thor Wedow, Stephen Lord, David Angus