This week’s featured concerts:
Jul. 30 — Head to the grizzled Blue Moon Tavern to cheer on a new crop of divas as they audition to perform in this year’s Opera on Tap concerts. The group of professional singers is devoted to bringing opera to new and unusual venues around the city.
Aug. 2 – 4 — Whidbey Island Music Festival brings early music to the island’s idyllic forests and fields. Hear Handel arias and Bach cantatas during the three-day festival, which features performances on period instruments.
Aug. 3 — Join Seattle Opera for a free, family-oriented open house celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary. Happenings include tours of McCaw Hall, hands-on activities, art and music events, and a special performance of the Our Earth opera trilogy by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Aug. 3 — Wayward Music Series brings cellists Gretchen Yanover and Paul Rucker to the Chapel Performance Space stage. The duo will perform an eclectic program of music ranging from tonal compositions to experimental improvisation.
Aug. 4 -25 — The valkyries are coming! Seattle Opera‘s legendary productions of Wagner’s Ring Cycle begin this weekend. Opera-goers from far and wide will flock to Seattle in August for the sixteen-hour, four opera saga, which will be performed three times throughout the month.