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Concurso San Miguel XI Tickets Go On Sale Today


By Shari Alexander Don’t miss your chance to see the opera event of the year, Concurso San Miguel! Presented annually by Opera San Miguel and always sold out, the Concurso has become the most prestigious and generous contest for rising young opera stars in the nation. With its combination of grants for advanced studies and [...]

Pro Musica to Put On Rip-Roaring Comic Operas at Bellas Artes


By Michael Pearl On Wednesday, February 20, Pro Musica stages the first Baroque operas to be heard in San Miguel for nearly a decade. The two comic works are Bach’s delightful and amusing Coffee Cantata and Pergolesi’s equally funny La Serva Padrona. A 10-piece ensemble of Baroque-style instruments accompanies the stagework, featuring some of the [...]

Winners of Met Opera’s First-Ever México Auditions Achieve Even Greater Heights in US


By Nicole Mills On January 27, winners of the first-ever Met Opera National Council Auditions held in México (held here in town November took away prizes in the next round of competition on January 26, held in New Orleans. Sopranos Yunuet Laguna and Denis Velez, tenor Efrain Corralejo, baritone Juan Carlos Heredia, and countertenor Gamaliel [...]

Canadian and Mexican Opera Stars Headline Joint Concert

Opera San Miguel Award

By Shari Alexander Billed as the “México-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Concert,” Opera San Miguel (OSM) brings together exceptional artists from México and Canada to celebrate artistic cooperation and cultural exchange. This annual event, now in its fifth incarnation, is the brainstorm of OSM Artistic Director John Bills and comes directly from his association with Les Jeunes Ambassadeurs [...]

Pro Musica Presents Verdi’s Rigoletto at Teatro Ángela Peralta

Atencion article

By Michael Pearl Pro Musica’s opera this season will be Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto at the Teatro Ángela Peralta on Friday and Sunday, February 8 and 10, 2019. It is one of the most popular of the composer’s “big three” middle period works, along with La Traviata and Il Trovatore. It is an exciting and [...]

Musica de San Miguel puts on Concert Covering Wide Swath of Latin Music Genres

By Victor Monterrubio Next Tuesday, January 29, the ensemble Musica de San Miguel presents its first 2019 concert, “Concierto Latin Music,” dedicated to the genre, from the Venezuelan Joropo to the Afro-Cuban rumba rhythm, to cumbia from Colombia, and to Son Jarocho from México. Onstage will be a wide variety of colors and sounds an [...]

Pro Musica Presents World-Famous Russian Pianist Ilya Yakushev


By Mittie Roger “Mr Yakushev can do just about anything that he wants,” The New York Times said of Ilya Yakushev, and we undoubtedly believe it. This astonishingly talented artist will wow even the most discerning critics with his skill and intonation at his San Miguel debut for Pro Musica on Friday and Sunday, January [...]

México-Canada Concert Kicks Off Opera San Miguel Season

Mexico~Canada Concert

By Shari Alexander The second decade of Opera San Miguel (OSM) begins with a bang on Saturday, February 9, with the company’s fifth annual México-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Concert, featuring rising opera stars of the two countries joining voices in tribute to some of opera’s most beloved music. This important cultural exchange is part of OSM’s alliance [...]

National Jazz Encounter Concert Series Celebrates Sixteenth Year


By Salomón Mawaad On Thursday, January 31, the Sixteenth National Jazz Encounter Concert Series brings the Gabriel Hernández Jazz Trio and many other world-renowned groups and musicians to perform Gabriel Hernández is one of the most world-renowned Cuban jazz pianists. He has participated in various international festivals in Montreal, Montreux, Poland, and New York with [...]

“Cold Sonata” Concert at Sala Quetzal Spotlights the Music of Pepe Alcocer

Concert Cold Sonata

By Irineo Muñoz Pepe Alcocer is a San Miguel de Allende-based classical guitarist, composer, and educator. Born in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Alcocer took his first guitar lesson at age 10 with his father, Don José Humberto Alcocer Pulido. Alcocer earned a BA degree from Universidad de Guanajuato School of Music, where graduated with honors in performance [...]

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