Intense times call for intense art. Composer Giacomo Puccini knew this. Around the turn of the century, he adapted Victorien Sardou’s La Tosca into a brutal melodramatic opera called Tosca. The opera includes murder, torture, and suicide, and it’s original production was delayed because the Roman government feared it would add to the city’s already tumultuous political climate.
Luckily, no one is delaying this week’s production of Tosca at TPAC. Come out tonight (10/5) or Saturday (10/7) to see the show, and don’t be surprised if it speaks to today’s crazy world. Tickets here.