The role of the stripper Vera, written for a consummate drag performer, has one of the two arias in the hour-length opera, which The New York Times called a musical tour de force. Opera Vista is performing the work at Richs nightclub, which seems like the perfect setting for the unusual, postmodern Vera. Its for mature audiences only. Seating is limited, so book reservations soon. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2401 San Jacinto. For information, call 713‑581‑4442 or www.operavista.org. $10 to $20.
May 12-14, 2011