It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Adam Sandler, no it’s OperaFest. That’s right, this week at various venues around Oak Bluffs the sounds of passionately, tormented love affairs will fill the air. Note, this is not to be confused with recent events: Passionate, but illegal, sounds of tormented love affairs, the result of too much time spent at the Sand Bar.

Anyway, OperaFest 2011 is the work of students of opera who come to the Vineyard each summer to study their craft. This year’s group hails from all over the United States and Mexico. The first performance takes place at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. when the students present excerpts of South Pacific during the Community Sing. On Friday, July 22 beginning at 8 p.m. at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs there will be a full performance of Tangled Paths of Love: Romantic Scenes from Classic Opera.

Tickets for OperaFest’s Friday night performance are $20 or $15 for seniors and students, available at the door.

For more details, call 508-693-1058.