On Tuesday, May 28th at 5 pm, VPR Classical celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's groundbreaking ballet "The Rite of Spring" with a live performance by pianists David Kaplan and Timo Andres of the piano 4-hands arrangement . The two pianists will also play the work in Burlington on Wednesday, May 29th (the true anniversary of the work) under the auspices of Burlington Ensemble.
This week on Saturday Matinee, we hear Jules Massenet's Werther performed by the Lyric Opera Of Chicago. It's probably Massenet's most familiar work to American audiences and is based on the German novel The Sorrows Of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goeth.
The cast includes Matthew Polenzani as Werther, Sophie Koch as Charlotte, Kiri Deonarine as Sophie, Craig Verm as Albert and Philip Kraus as Bailiff.
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.