The name is deceiving. Oakland Lyric Opera hasn't been mounting many operas these days, but it regularly programs fine recitalists for intimate Sunday afternoon programs in a superb acoustic. This weekend's treat comes in the form of the excellent soprano, Paula Goodman Wilder. Accompanied by Alexander Katsman, Goodman Wilder brings us the original version of Prokofiev's The Ugly Duckling. The program of other rarely performed works also includes songs by Bloch and Roussel, as well as a lovely reception. At Chapel of the Chimes (4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland) on Sunday, Aug. 24. 2 p.m., $20, $18 seniors and students, free for kids under 17. 510-836-6772.
Jason Victor Serinus