Ah, Verdis tragic love triangle, A Masked Ball. In it, King Riccardo loves Amelia, Amelia loves her husband and her husband works for the King. See what lies in store for the trio when the Houston Grand Opera presents soprano Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Amelia and HGO favorite Ramón Vargas as King Riccardo for a five-date run. Carlo Guelfi appears as Renato, and Patrick Summers conducts. 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27; Tuesday, October 30, and Friday, November 2. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For tickets and information, call 713-228-OPERA or visit
www.houstongrandopera.org. Tickets start at $25.
Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., 2007