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Florida Opera Festival presents love-themed Popera!

From left: Ola Rafalo, Eduardo Gomez Villa, Luis Ledesma, Maestro Daniel Lipton and Elizabeth de Trejo.

Rob Bovarnick

From left: Ola Rafalo, Eduardo Gomez Villa, Luis Ledesma, Maestro Daniel Lipton and Elizabeth de Trejo.

Four soloists pull on your heartstrings with evocative opera arias about love, from Violetta's selflessness in La Traviata to the fickle attentions of a seductive gypsy in Carmen. Maestro Daniel Lipton leads a full orchestra along with international artists including Luis Ledesma (baritone), Ola Rafalo (mezzo-soprano), Eduardo Gomez (tenor) and Opera Tampa favorite Elizabeth de Trejo (at left, soprano) for "L'Amour Toujours," a Popera! Concert. The shows, part of Opera Tampa's Florida Opera Festival, are 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $34.50-$84.50. (813) 229-7827.

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