In Performance Santa Fe’s series Festival of Song, music lovers get to hear stars from the Santa Fe Opera’s season explore more intimate recital repertoire. On Friday, Aug. 8, tenor Paul Groves, who appears at the opera as Florestan in Fidelio, will be assisted by pianist Joseph Illick in songs by Duparc (for once, not “L’invitation au voyage”), Britten ( a group of British folk- song settings), Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. Soprano Brenda Rae (pictured) does triple duty at the opera this year; in addition to singing in both operas of the Mozart/ Stravinsky double bill, she also takes on the leading dual role of Norina/Sofronia in Don Pasquale. She nonetheless summons up the energy for a recital on Sunday, Aug. 10, assisted by pianist In Sun Suh; they offer songs by Schubert, Strauss, and Rachmaninoff, as well as Mozart’s stratospheric concert aria “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!” ( K. 418). Concerts take place at 4 p.m. on the two afternoons at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail. Tickets ($45 general admission, $75 reserved seating) are available through www.performancesantafe.org or www.ticketssantafe.org (505-988-1234). — J.M.K.