The Fort Worth Opera Festival is now in full effect, and it's kicking off the series with Puccini's famous Tosca. Filled with some of classical music's most famously soaring arias, Tosca is a story of love, politics and loss. Moreover, it's the story of a gal with a whole lotta chutzpa. Sure, she lived for love and art, but Floria Tosca isn't going to stand by and be bullied; she'll stab a bro. (It's cool, she only acts out of love.) And when she's done, she'll posthumously double-cross the jerk. You applaud her bawdy ways now, but she doesn't fare well in the end. If you can't get enough symphonic drama, Fort Worth Opera will also present The Marriage of Figaro, Lysistrata, and the chamber opera Three Decembers in upcoming weeks. Visit fwopera.org for the full schedule. Tickets for Tosca at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., start at $25 for today's 2 p.m. showing.
Sun., May 20, 2012