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The Aria Evenings to Include Fully Staged Scenes from La Bohème and Carmen


By Alexis White The closing weekend of the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto will be celebrated with gala concerts night at El Teatro Juárez de Guanajuato in that city’s historic district and tomorrow night here in San Miguel at El Teatro Ángela Peralta. The Guanajuato program will take place at 7pm. Tickets at 150 [...]

Nacho Méndez presenta Bossalfredo

MUSIC Bossalfredo

Por Mónica Hoth Nacho Méndez presenta Bossalfredo un monólogo musicalizado, Nacho recordará con nostalgia cómo fue que, estando en Brasil, junto a la playa de Copacabana, se le ocurrió cantar canciones de José Alfredo Jiménez a ritmo de bossa-nova. Concierto Bossalfredo Jue, Jul 9, 7pm Bellas Artes boleto 200 pesos beneficio de la Cruz Roja [...]

Citizen Four


By Jim Carey Citizen Four was the handle that Edward Snowden used in his first emails to contact Laura Poitras, the director of this 2014 Oscar Oscar-winning documentary. Snowden’s story begins as an encrypted correspondence which went on for several months and finally unfolds over a period of eight days in Hong Kong’s Mira Hotel. [...]

One-on-One with Alicia Rappoport

Brazos atras

By Judy Newell Alicia Rappoport is a celebrated world-class singer who has lived in San Miguel de Allende since 1992. She travels worldwide performing and just finished recording her fourth CD. Concert Alicia Rappaport Thu, Jul 9, and Sat, Jul 11, 8pm, “Tribute to Piazzolla” Fri, Jul 10, and Sun, Jul 12, 8pm, “Forbidden Tango [...]

San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Presents Free Opera Concert

By Alexis White A free public concert will kick off the final series of performances by an international group of rising young opera stars participating in the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto. The Mexican and American singers, who were accepted into the Institute through auditions and other professional qualifications, will present a program of [...]

George Gershwin and Jazz Standards

Antonio Cabrero

By Robbie Martin Maestro Antonio Cabrero comes back to San Miguel with a program that combines the best of George Gershwin with the best of jazz standards. The music by Gershwin will include selections from Porgy and Bess and the immortal “Rhapsody in Blue.” Concert Piano Solo Concert Mtro. Antonio Cabrero Sat, Jun 27, 6pm [...]

María Jimena Entices San Miguel

Maria Jimena

By David Johanssen María Jimena has delighted audiences across Mexico with her soulful cabaret performances of classics like “La Vie en Rose,” as well as traditional and contemporary songs from Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean. She is truly a “musical shaman” who opens portals between herself and her audiences. María says that “connecting with my [...]

San Miguel Jazz and Blues Festival: The Great American Songbook


By Antonio Lozoya The 21st International Festival of Jazz and Blues of San Miguel de Allende will present an extraordinary concert to celebrate the Great American Songbook Next Monday, June 29, in the Ángela Peralta Theater at 7pm. The concert covers popular music from Broadway and Hollywood musicals prevalent during the 1920s to 1960s. Composers [...]

Interview with Founders and Directors of the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto

MUSIC BELCANTO Michael Sylvester, Aida

By Alexis White Recently, Atención spoke with Joseph McClain and Michael Sylvester, co-founders and co-directors of the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, an intensive, four-week professional program taking place from June 11 to July 8 at the Ignacio Ramírez, “El Nigromante,” Cultural Center of the Bellas Artes National Institute. A longtime San Miguel resident, [...]

The Great American Songbook, a Jazz Concert

MUSIC JAZZ The Freat American Songbook

By Antonio Lozoya The XXI International Festival of Jazz and Blues of San Miguel de Allende will present an extraordinary concert to celebrate the Great American Songbook, popular music from Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1920s to 1960s. Familiar composers include George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers. [...]

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