Earlier this month, the Dallas Opera kicked off its spring season with a production of Puccini’s Turandot, which was high on style but lacking in passion — at least on opening night. The Fort Worth Opera keeps the momentum going, as it presents another Puccini opera at Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St., Fort Worth). La Bohème, Puccini’s lavishly staged four-act celebration of Parisian life (and death) in the 1830s, anoints the Fort Worth Opera Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as April 28 and May 3. Also on the books: Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment (April 27, May 5 and 10), Tom Cipullo’s highly anticipated war drama, Glory Denied (April 21-May 11) and Richard Strauss’ nascent screwball comedy, Ariadne auf Naxos (May 4 and 12). Tickets start at $25. Call 817-212-4280 or visit fwopera.org for more info.
Sat., April 20, 2013