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Kickoff for Opera San Miguel 2017

Patrice Wynne and Susan Page

William K. Stidham next to his painting of José Mojica

Shari Alexander, Thomas Lips, Jim Weight and Margah Lips

Libie and Alexis Hercules

John Bills, Shari Alexander and William K. Stidham

Jim McKeever, de De Allena and Allfredo Garcia Lucio

Smile, You Are in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo

Opera San Miguel, A.C., is an organization whose mission is to identify and encourage the most talented and promising young opera singers in Mexico through scholarship donations, advice, and professional mentors. They are also offered the opportunity to appear in public, thus contributing to enrichment and perpetuation the artistic and cultural quality of our community. By bringing these enthusiastic and talented young people to San Miguel de Allende at the international level, we contribute to the opportunities for talented young people to pursue their careers and enrich our community, the country, and the world.

Although the organization works throughout the year, one of the highlights is the San Miguel Concurso, whose purpose is to attract young singers from all over Mexico and to give San Miguel de Allende recognition as the new opera house in the Bajío region.

This year, official activities were started with a concert tribute to José Mójica, renowned actor and tenor, one of the leading stars of the 1930s, who, before being ordained as a priest, captivated the public both in this country and in the United States. The benefits from this concert went toward scholarships granted by this institution. If you would like to donate or contact Opera San Miguel, visit www.operasanmiguel.com

 

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