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Opera singer returns to Nahant to perform

NAHANT – A Nahant native is returning home and bringing a taste of the Big Apple with her.Shea Mavros, an opera singer currently residing in New York City, will be performing at the Nahant Town Hall on Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m.The production is an updated and semi-staged version of the classic “La Boheme” by Giamoco Pucinni.Mavros will portray Mimi in the classic opera about a group of Bohemians living in the Latin Quarter in Paris in the 1830’s.”I am so excited to be singing in Grandview Opera’s debut performance of “La Boheme” and to get the opportunity to take part in one of Puccini’s masterpieces,” she said.Mavros attended Johnson Elementary School in town and Swampscott High School then she transferred to Pingree School where she became involved in theater.”When I was 16 I went to Rome to meet a fellow Nahant born and raised singer Anne English-Santucci,” she said. “Anne was a graduate of New England Conservatory of music and went to Italy in 1960 as Fulbright Scholar. I first went to Rome to be evaluated by her and then back in the summers to study with her while in high-school. I went to Boston University to study voice performance. I stayed for two years and decided I wanted to study with Anne. I left BU and transfered to American University of Rome so I could live in Rome and study with Anne English. I spent two glorious years in the eternal city. Learning from and loving Rome and every thing it has to offer.”After leaving Rome Mavros got a masters degree in Education from Lesley University and she moved to New York City three years ago.”I have been singing with the Amato Opera, doing recital work and auditioning every chance I get,” she said. “My parents still live in Nahant along with many beloved friends who are extremely supportive of me and my singing. I would not have been able to do any of this without their support and love.”Tickets, which include a reception at Kelly Greens following the show, are $30 a person. Tickets are available in advance at the Nahant Public Library and will be available at the door the night of the show.

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