Short Subjects

Posted March 8, 2007

Tchaikovsky in town

The Metropolitan Opera is back, this time with Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," on Sunday, March 11. This opera features American soprano Renee Fleming, and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in a performance enhanced with youthful longing, rejection, and regret. This series of Metropolitan Operas is part of a Live in HD series brought to theaters by Emerging Pictures.

"Eugene Onegin," Sunday, March 11, 2 pm.

"Barber of Seville," Sunday, April 8, 2 pm.

"Il Trittico," Sunday, May 13, 2 pm.

All high-definition operas shown at the Capawock Theater, Main Street, Vineyard Haven.

Tickets are $18 or $15 for seniors, children, and students. Box office hours: 6:30 to 8 pm on weekdays and 6:30 to 9:30 pm on weekends.

Island addiction

According to a study released by the Foundation for Island Health reported last year, the Island's percentage of the year-round population who engage in binge drinking is nearly twice the national average. With that in mind, you may want to take advantage of HBO's series "Addiction," which, according to Brian Mackey, executive director of Vineyard House, will be available free of charge to all Islanders who subscribe to Comcast. The 90-minute show is the centerpiece of a 14-part series and will air on Thursday, March 15, and be repeated on the following three days. The entire series is available on DVD.


A voice so beautiful

Enjoy traditional Irish music next Thursday, March 15, with the Karan Casey Band, at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Formally the lead singer and founder of the popular Irish-American band Solas, Ms. Casey has embarked on a solo career and established herself as one of Ireland's great singers. In 1993, she emigrated to New York and has since performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Philadelphia Folk festival, among other venues.

Karan Casey Band, Thursday, March 11, 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theater, Spring Street, Vineyard Haven. Advance tickets, $20, available at Aboveground Records, Island Entertainment, and Alley's General Store. $25 at the door, children free. Call 508-693-6996 for reservations.

Chamber concert

This Sunday, March 11, marks the annual Spring Concert of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society. The show will be at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, and music will include selections from Beethoven, Joaquin Turina, and Gabriel Faure. Performers are Amy Moretti on the violin, Lila Brown on the viola, Scott Kluksdahl on the cello, and Delores Stevens on the piano. Delores is also the artistic director of the Society. Tickets are $15 for adults, and students are free. For more information, call 508-696-6688.

Calling objects and subjects

Photographer Valerie Sonnenthal is beginning a new project, "Everyday Objects: A Community Project," and she would like help. Ms. Sonnenthal believes that the common objects in our lives that we tend to ignore are actually quite personal and can reveal much about us.

She invites you to bring an object or objects from your life to the Featherstone Center for the Arts to be photographed, with or without you in the picture. She will use these photographs in an exhibit at the gallery as part of a mosaic. The opening dates for the project are Friday, March 16, from 4 to 6 pm at Featherstone on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs. This will continue through the weekends of March 17 and March 24 from 12 noon to 4 pm. At the Sunday, March 25 closing ceremony, you are invited to take the photograph of your object home. For more information, call 508-693-1850.