The Silent Prince is grand opera in the truest sense; it's both a spectacle (besides the colorful costumes and high-caliber singing and dancing, there's an elephant on stage) and a heart-rendering story (the father and son strive to understand each other in a seemingly lost cause). 8 p.m. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit www.operavista.org. $31.25 to $81.25.
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010