N.C. Opera hosts an outdoor concert of opera arias and Broadway favorites Saturday in Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Soprano D’Ana Lombard, mezzo Sarah Mesko, tenor Jonathan Burton and baritone Timothy Mix are joined onstage by conductor Timothy Myers and N.C. Opera’s fine resident orchestra. 8 p.m. $34.97 for reserved tables; $23.73 for lawn seating (prices include tax). 919-792-3853 or ncopera.org.
▪ The N.C. Symphony offers a unique evening Friday and Saturday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall with a staging of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Carl Forsman of UNC School of the Arts directs the actors, while conductor Grant Llewellyn leads the orchestra in musical excerpts by Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Ives and Adams. Details at ncsymphony.org.
▪ The N.C. Symphony brings in violinist superstar, Joshua Bell, for a special all-Sibelius concert Tuesday night in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Bell plays the composer’s violin concerto and conductor Grant Llewellyn takes on three other works, including “Finlandia.” Details at ncsymphony.org.