The ticket: Classical music

ODYSSEY OPERA This exploratory company, which has lain low since its inaugural performance of Wagner’s “Rienzi” last fall, returns with more seldom-spotted repertoire: Verdi’s early opera “Un giorno di regno” (June 11 and 13) and a double bill devoted to Mascagni’s “Zanetto” and Wolf-Ferrari’s “Il segreto di susanna” (June 12 and 14). Gil Rose conducts all three works, Joshua Major directs the Verdi, and Daniel Gidron oversees the double bill. Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave. 617-933-8600,

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Next up at Rockport, the Borromeo Quartet is back on Thursday night with works by Ravel, Bartok, and Schubert (with guest cellist Laurence Lesser); young pianist Charlie Albright offers a recital with selections by Janacek, Schubert, Chopin, and others on Friday; pianist (and Rockport artistic director) David Deveau anchors a Saturday night program of chamber works by Beethoven, Francaix, and Fauré; and Sunday, June 15 brings the return of the Parker Quartet, with works by Haydn, Dutilleux, and Dvorak (with guest bassist Thomas Van Dyck). Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391,

MOZART AND SALIERI’ Commonwealth Lyric Theater returns with a new production of another Russian rarity: Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act opera “Mozart and Salieri,” with a libretto after the play by Pushkin. Two sets of vocal soloists will be conducted by Zachary Schwartzman, with stage direction by Anna Kravets. June 8-11, Center Makor, 1845 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton. 617-610-9348,


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