On Friday 3, at 5 p.m. in the intimate Werner Recital Hall, coloratura soprano Fotina Naumenko sings Monteverdi, Debussy, Strauss and more with Kseniia Poltianskina at the piano. Free admission.

Benjamin Britten’s gem of a comic opera, ALBERT HERRING, in a production directed by Opera d’arte’s Kenneth Shaw and conducted by Jesse Leong. Admission is free BUT tickets must be secured by calling 513 556 4183 STARTING TODAY AT NOON. And, word to the wise, they go fast. Performances this coming weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

On Saturday 4 you can hear Verdi’s Rigoletto on the radio (WGUC in Cincinnati) starting at 12:55 p.m. In the title role, baritone Željko Lučić sings opposite Oksana Volkova, Stephen Costello and, in his MET debut, the impressive Italian basso Andrea Mastroni.

On Sunday 5, at 2 p.m., in the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, CCM is giving MUSIC FOR FOOD, hand in hand with the Freestore Foodbank, in an effort to feed the hungry in the Queen City. You can bring $20 worth of canned goods, or non-perishable foodstuffs, or $20 in cash, and enjoy a feast of music featuring a variety of artists.


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