Sonorous Singing and Virtuosic Playing
"Delightful and stylish" - The Boston Phoenix
"Hardly a dry eye in the house" - The Boston Globe
"An extraordinary recital" - The Boston Phoenix
The Bostonians is a repertory ensemble of superb New England vocal and instrumental artists founded in 2003 by Richard Conrad, the groundbreaking singer, actor, teacher, director, and impresario.
Richard Conrad began his career at the top with the legendary recording “The Age of Bel Canto” collaborating with Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, and conductor Richard Bonynge. Conrad later settled in Rome, performing in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, and television throughout Europe, England, the U.S., Canada, and Africa. Returning to Boston 1980, he founded the Boston Academy of Music and led that company for 23 years, garnering numerous "Best of Boston" recognitions, enriching Boston's musical life in innumerable ways, and nurturing the careers of some of the area’s finest singers and instrumentalists.
Conrad now enthusiastically passes the baton to baritone Philip Lima, one of his most successful students and collaborators. Under Conrad’s tutelage, Mr. Lima has sung to critical and popular acclaim with opera companies, orchestras, and presenters throughout the U.S. as well as in Germany, Italy, South Korea, and Ukraine.