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Teatro Bicentenario in León opens 2014 opera season


By Elizabeth Navarro As part of its 2014 program of artistic activities Teatro Bicentenario in León kicks off its annual opera season. This year, you will enjoy an opera season at the highest level, consisting of three new productions by Teatro Bicentenario. Opera La Traviata May 18, 6pm; May 21, 8pm; May 24, 7pm Teatro [...]

Il Trovatore opens the door to a new project: The San Miguel de Allende Opera Choir


By Xavier Gibler After the recent success of G. Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Teatro Angela Peralta, Maestro Mauro Ledesma – renowned local musician who was the choir director for this production – has decided to establish the first San Miguel de Allende Opera Choir, Coro de la Ópera de San Miguel de Allende. Just a [...]

Melodía ininterrumpida: el Festival de Cámara San Miguel de Allende se revitaliza y tendrá lugar próximamente

Ginny and Alberto

Por Fredric Dannen El año pasado, entre Navidad y Año Nuevo, apareció en este diario una carta al editor dirigida “A todos los amantes de la música de cámara”, y contenía una mala noticia. Desde 1979, durante treinta y cinco temporadas consecutivas, el Festival de Música de Cámara de San Miguel de Allende había sido [...]

The Magic Town Music Festival

Mingo Fishtrap

By Kelly O’Neal Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Delbert McClinton headlines the inaugural Magic Town Music Festival, bringing his legendary country, rock, soul, and blues music across the border to the beautiful Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.  Maylee Thomas, Red Young and Silvie Rider-Young, Oh Whitney, Mingo Fishtrap, Stephanie Urbina Jones, ZuZu Men, Vudu Chile, [...]

Jitterbug swing party

Horn Line Swing Band

By Helena Frigola   In 1952 American Bandstand captured the attention and imagination of teenagers across the country. Kids were wild about the hot danceable music that was making the transition from swing to rock ’n’ roll. Rock ’n’ roll hit makers like Chuck Berry and Bill Haley and The Comets still included swing-era standards [...]

Uninterrupted melody: The San Miguel Chamber Festival is revitalized and coming soon

Ginny and Alberto

By Fredric Dannen Last year, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, a letter to the editor appeared in this newspaper, addressed “To all lovers of chamber music,” and it contained bad news. Since 1979, for 35 consecutive seasons, the San Miguel Festival de Música de Cámera had been one of the city’s cultural highlights, but [...]

Opera San Miguel ends season on a high note

By Shari Alexander March truly was ‘Opera San Miguel Month,’ highlighted by five stellar events: the company’s annual concert and dinner for its major donors, the Angels of the Opera; “Two Tenors Talk” with MET opera tenor Michael Sylvester; the sixth annual Concurso San Miguel, presented to a standing-room-only crowd at Teatro Ángela Peralta; followed [...]

Come and enjoy a musical tour of Mexico


By Liliana Gutiérrez This is a unique opportunity to discover beautiful Mexican folkloric and traditional music featuring original arrangements for choir and ensemble by Xavier Hernández, and original choreography by Monserrat Ramírez. Concert A Musical Tour of Mexico Thu, Mar 27, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta The program will combine classical and folkloric elements of both [...]

Opera San Miguel Presents First Gala

MUSIC OPERA Adriana Valdes winner of the Concurso 2014

By Shari Alexander With the cheers still echoing from last Saturday’s overwhelmingly successful Concurso San Miguel 2014, Opera San Miguel will present a spectacular evening of opera on Wednesday, March 19, at Teatro Ángela Peralta. The Gala de Ópera will star past winners of the company’s annual contest, including this year’s first place winner, soprano [...]

Ensemble Crisol: Latin America songs from Panama to Peru

MUSIC CRISOL Enemble Crisol

By Fredric Dannen As Big Dan Teague says in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou: “I’m gonna propose you a proposition.” Every time you pick up this newspaper, and read an article about a forthcoming concert in San Miguel, you get pelted with adjectives like “extraordinary,” “legendary,” “wonderful,” and so on and so forth. [...]

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