Antonio Vivaldi — Ottone in Villa. Vivaldi was already well-established as a composer of instrumental music in 1713 when his career took a major shift. First he received an appointment in Venice as a choral maestro that made him responsible for supplying liturgical music for regular services as well as for special occasions. Then he received a commission from a new theater in the provincial city of Vincenza to produce his first opera. The result was Ottone in Villa, a semi-serious work with plenty of comic elements in the plot. Vivaldi went on to compose over forty operas that have only recently begun to receive the attention they deserve. Richard Hickox leads the Collegium Musicum 90.
- Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the “Akutan,” a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. Fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch for the second summer in a row. Many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet.
- The Juneau Assembly voted 6-3 to reaffirm its commitment to combating climate change. Opponents argued against interjecting into a national debate.
- The Utah man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.