Performing Arts

Tosca

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 6 2016

Life has become very uncomfortable for Tosca, Naples' favorite singer. She believers her paramour Cavardossi is tom-catting around with another woman, when in fact he's planning a jailbreak for his old pal Angelotti. The two buds get away with it, but the horny police chief Scarpia uses Tosca's jealousy to track down the two fugitives -- and when he catches them, they'll both pay for their temerity. Union Avenue Opera presents Puccini's tragic drama Tosca as its second show of the season. The setting for this new production is Rome in 1940, as the war threatens to engulf the Eternal City. Tosca is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 29 to August 6) at Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; www.unionavenueopera.org). Tickets are $30 to $55.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$55