The Cunning Little Vixen

Though it sounds like the title of a movie a traveling businessman would order in a hotel, The Cunning Little Vixen reflects a wholly different kind of animalistic behavior. The 1924 opera by Czech composer Leos Janacek is the seemingly LSD-generated circle-of-life story involving a human forester, a vixen female fox cub he forcibly takes home as a pet, and a ravishing gypsy girl with whom he's infatuated. With the animals of the forest taking on human characteristics and a Twilight Zone-esque ending, the piece is nonetheless considered a light opera. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Moores Opera House, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-3009 or visit $10 to $15.

Fri., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 31, 2 p.m., 2010

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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