Tenor Omar Najmi has performed widely throughout New England and the greater Boston area. He has spent the past three seasons as an Emerging Artist with the Boston Lyric Opera. His roles with Boston Lyric Opera include Vanya Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova, Rodolfo (cover) in La Bohème, Reverend Harrington in Lizzie Borden, Bruno/Arturo (cover) in I Puritani, Borsa/Duca (cover) in Rigoletto, and 1st Armored-Man/Tamino (cover) in The Magic Flute. An avid performer of contemporary music, Omar has worked with a number of current composers including Carlisle Floyd, Stephen Paulus, Hanspeter Kyburz, Jorge Sosa and Jeremy Howard Beck. Recently, Omar joined the American Lyric Theater in presenting a concert workshop of Jorge Sosa’s brand-new opera La Reina through the NYC Prototype Festival. Outside of New England, Omar has performed twice with Opera Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas – first as Laurie in Little Women, and more recently as Bill in Flight. This Summer, Omar will be traveling to San Diego, where he will join Opera NEO as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Omar holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree from Boston University. Omar looks forward to spending next season as a Young Artist with Opera Colorado!