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Intimate Opera's "Tosca" starts April 10. / photo by Pascual Cervantes

The Intimate Opera Company is presenting three performances of Puccini’s “Tosca” on Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m.; Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. The opera will be performed in English with orchestra at Packard Hall, Westminster Gardens on opening night and the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel the following weekend.

“Tosca,” a classic tale of passion, jealousy and betrayal, stars Tracy Saliefendic as Tosca, Scott Priest as Cavaradossi and Sang Wook Kwon as Scarpia. Kristof Van Gryspeer is music director and conductor, and Stephanie Vlahos is stage director.

Tickets are $35, $30 (seniors) and $25 (students). But Intimate Opera is offering Culture Spot LA readers two-for-one tickets for the April 16 and 18 shows. To take advantage of this offer (available to the first 10 people to respond), please email: thewendell@sbcglobal.net.

Packard Hall, Westminster Gardens, 1420 Santo Domingo Ave., Duarte. Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Piazza Ballroom, 303 E. Cordova St., Pasadena. Visit www.intimateopera.net.