Listen: NEMPAC Opera Project serenades the North End from Hanover Street balcony

The restaurant Tresca has lent its balcony for some opera performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

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North End residents and socially-distanced onlookers were treated to some soothing balcony opera Saturday night on Hanover Street, courtesy of the restaurant Tresca and the North End Music & Performing Arts Center (or NEMPAC) Opera Project.

In a video captured by Tresca’s chef Rich Tresca Ansara, performer Fred C. VanNess, Jr. is seen belting beautiful sounds from the Table 77 balcony of the restaurant.

Opera Night at Tresca Table 77

Continuing spreading calmness and positivity in the North End. Every Saturday during the shelter in place. Come take a listen ♥️And thank you for everyone who came respecting social distancing while enjoying. We ♥️ you all!Video by Chef Rich Tresca Ansara

Posted by Tresca on Saturday, May 16, 2020

The balcony concerts are aimed at providing some calming entertainment and lifting spirits during the stay-at-home orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Concerts from Tresca’s balcony will continue each Saturday until the shelter in place is lifted, according to the restaurant’s Facebook post.


The NEMPAC Opera Project also detailed the event on Facebook, providing more info about the performers and set time, which was from 4-6 p.m.

Onlookers are encouraged to come together and listen, but at a safe distance.


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