Tosca is a political story set in Rome during the 1800’s Napoleonic Wars. It is tragic with passionate music and pageantry. The main characters are entwined in a love triangle with dire consequences. While beautifully executed it was a disturbing plot.
Le Nozze di Figaro is a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera. It is a romantic romp with a nobleman intrigued and chasing his wife’s maid, who is soon to be married. The plot has many twists and turns and is much fun. It was a delight to see this after the dark Tosca.
Both operas were exquisite. While not versed in Italian, monitors interpret the verse. If interested in attending purchase tickets at the Met Box Office. Tickets are reasonable and available, starting at $25 for the Family Circle, which is the opera house upper levels. These levels provide an amazing bird’s eye view of the performance and one can spread out as this section is sparsely populated.
Give opera a try, you never know.