The angels of the opera
By Jade Arroyo
San Miguel has an annual event to showcase and encourage young Mexican opera singers: Concurso San Miguel, organized by Opera San Miguel. This year, 10 finalists competed for the chance to win over 200,000 pesos in career grants and performance opportunities. Opera San Miguel is totally funded through private donations from individuals and businesses, principally by Los Ángeles de la Ópera, a group of major donors who are the engine behind the group’s efforts on behalf of Mexico＊s most promising singers. To thank them for their angelic help and give the sponsors a chance to meet the performers personally a cocktail reception was held at the hotel Imperio de Los Ángeles on March 5, followed by a short concert and exquisite dinner prepared by chef Omar Moreno. Opera San Miguel is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to identifying and encouraging, through professional grants and performance opportunities, the most talented opera singers in the country, and in the process enriching and perpetuating the musical and artistic life of our community with musical events and performances during the year.