BRIGHTON, Mass. — In celebration of the 140th anniversary of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, the Commonwealth Lyric Theater will perform his opera, “Aleko: The Gypsies” June 9-13 at Center Makor.
Appearing in the lead female role will be popular Armenian soprano Knarik Nerkararyan, who has performed frequently throughout Greater Boston and the North Shore.
The soloist will appear twice in the challenging role of Zemphira, Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m. and again on Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m.
The theater is located at 1845 Commonwealth Ave., site of the former Boston Vocal Arts Studio.
A month ago, Nerkararyan electrified a Merrimack Valley audience during the 98th anniversary commemoration concert of The Armenian Genocide. She was joined there by mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan and tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan.