Felix Jarrar Steps Down from Position with BARN OPERA

By David Salazar
(Credit: Eliana Brea)

Composer and pianist Felix Jarrar has stepped down from his position as Assistant Music Director at BARN OPERA.

“I would like to formally announce that I’m stepping down from my position as Assistant Music Director at BARN OPERA. While the past few years have helped me grow tremendously as an artist, my brand and business are expanding and moving onto new ventures and opportunities,” Jarrar said in an official statement regarding his decision. “Thank you to Artistic Director Joshua Collier, Associate Director Nicholas Tocci, and Music Director Cailin Marcel Manson for your support through these years of development. I look forward to what the future will have in store, and wish my colleagues nothing but the best for their future endeavors.”

Jarrar is one of the Composers-in-Residence at Hillman Opera Program and has composed a dozen operas, including “The Oval Portrait,” “Fall of the House of Usher,” “Tabula Rasa,” “Mother Goose,” and “The Cask of Amontillado,” among others.

“While Felix’s decision to step away certainly felt sudden, the BARN OPERA team and I completely understood it, as Felix expressed to us the increasingly numerous projects and opportunities he has coming and his desire to pursue them. We are thrilled both for Felix, as his star continues to rise, and for us that we got to be a part of his journey and development,” said Cailin Marcel Manson, the Music Director of BARN OPERA.”I feel that I can speak for the entire team and say that Felix is still a part of the BARN OPERA family. I certainly will be collaborating with him in the near future as the New England Repertory Orchestra has commissioned his first symphony, which will premiere in Massachusetts this coming May. I’m particularly excited about that project.”