Final Mattina Musica will double as a first

The final Mattina Musica concert April 18 will be the first time Sarah Hagen has performed with spouses Anne Grimm and Benjamin Butterfield simultaneously.

“This is our first duet program, and it’s the only one we’re doing in the whole season,” Hagen says. “I like working with them individually and I like spending time with both of them together, so I figure on stage we’ll be just like life.”

Dutch-born Grimm has toured Europe and has recorded her captivating soprano regularly with European orchestras. In North America, she has been a soloist with multiple orchestras. She has sung in operas on both sides of the Atlantic.

Butterfield’s sweet tenor can be heard on more than 30 recordings. He’s sung opera and concert material in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Paris, Rome, Israel and Taiwan.

Sarah Hagen performs with singers Anne Grimm and Benjamin Butterfield on April 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay as part of the Sid’s Blue Circle Series. For details and tickets, visit, phone 250-338-2430 or visit the Sid box office at 442 Cliffe Ave.