The Opera Company of Middlebury provides a live preview of their 10th anniversary production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. They will give 5 fully-staged performances in Russian with English supertitles May 31 to June 8 at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.
Scrag Mountain Music is soprano Mary Bonhag and double bassist Evan Premo. This week they are joined by Clockwise, harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and violinist Marc Uys, for music of Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst and others. They join Walter Parker for a preview.
This week's Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast is Götterdämmerung. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's cataclysmic Ring finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman as Brünnhilde, opposite Jay Hunter Morris and Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. Hans-Peter König is Hagen.
The Heliand Consort will tour northern Vermont May 8-11 with music of Telemann, Dvorak and others for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano. They join Walter Parker in the VPR Performance Studio for a live preview.
May 7th is the birthday of both Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893). With few exceptions, the two composers did not admire each other, but their music is loved by classical music fans today.
This afternoon, Joe Goetz presents works for string sextet by both composers.