Tenor Omar Najmi is an alumnus of Boston Lyric Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, and he has appeared in over ten of their productions. His past roles there have included Vanya Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova, Kaherdin in The Love Potion, Reverend Harrington in Lizzie Borden, Bruno in I Puritani, Borsa in Rigoletto, and 1st Armored Man in The Magic Flute. He will be rejoining the company this season in the role of Nick in The Handmaid’s Tale. Omar is also an alumnus of the Opera Colorado Young Artist Program, where he performed the role of Edgardo in the Lucia di Lammermoor student matinee, as well as the roles of Joe in La Fanciulla del West, Nemorino in the touring production of The Elixir of Love, and Almaviva in the touring production of The Barber of Seville. Omar has joined Opera NEO for two of their seasons, in the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Camille in The Merry Widow, and Arbace in Idomeneo. Other appearances have included Bill in Flight and Laurie in Little Women with Opera Fayetteville, Aufidio in Lucio Silla with Odyssey Opera, and El Gobernador in a workshop performance of La Reina with the American Lyric Theater. As a composer, Omar will be premiering his first original chamber opera, En la Ardiente Oscuridad, in 2019. Omar has additionally been a Young Artist with Chautauqua Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Opera North. He holds a MM in vocal performance from Boston University, and a BM in vocal performance from Ithaca College.

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