Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is an active presence in the heart of Manhattan. Located just east of the Chelsea neighborhood, BPAC presents world class Classical music, Jazz, Pop, theater, dance, literary and spoken word, film, and talks. BPAC's 2018/19 season features pianist Guy Livingston's Dada at the Movies; recitals by Joshua Roman (cello), Tessa Lark (violin), and Brian Mulligan (baritone voice); chamber ensembles Canadian Guitar Quartet, Israeli Chamber Project, and the Alexander String Quartet; and the New York premiere of composer Huang Ruo's opera Bound, co-presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera

Posted: May-29-2018
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Nelson Ebo

Angolan tenor Nelson Ebo's upcoming role is one that hits particularly close to home. Next month in Heartbeat Opera's new adaptation of Beethoven's Fidelio (May 3-13), Ebo sings Stan - or Florestan, in the original libretto - the black activist who is wrongfully incarcerated. Ebo, born during the Angolan Civil War, has seen injustice in his own life; he lost friends and family to illness and violence before leaving Angola to pursue singing in Spain.

Ebo spoke with us about being "the loudest one" of a family of 16 children, his early love of The Three Tenors, and what he has in common with Stan in this special Fidelio.

Posted: Apr-26-2018
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"The [Canadian Guitar Quartet's] performance was outstanding. Dynamics were amazing. Technique was spectacular."

— Oceanside Concerts
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