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Entertainment Guide - December 30, 2017

Monday concerts

January 15: New York’s Toledo-Triay jazz quartet in concert. (Guitarist Marcos Toledo was born in Guadalajara, and left to study in New York in 2014.)

January 22: Recital by violinist Roberto Peña Sommer. Works by Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini and others. January 29: The Orquesta Arte Cámara from Colombia join forces with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos. 110 pesos.


“Así fue mi padre” (This was my father) is a tribute to adored Mexican composer/singer José Alfredo Jiménez (“El Rey”), presented by his son, José Alfredo Jiménez Medel. Featuring Mariachi Continental and invited guests.

Palcco, Saturday, January 20, 8:30 p.m. 720-1,910 pesos.


Billy Elliot

Professional Spanish-language version – on tour from Mexico City – of West End/Broadway musical chronicling working-class English teen’s desire to learn ballet.    

Teatro Galerias (Avenida Lapizlazuli 3445, one block Plaza del Sol), Saturday, January 20, 5 and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 21, 1 and 5 p.m. 550- 1,500 pesos.


Carmina Burana

The Orquesta Arte Cámara from Colombia and the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara interpret Carmina Burana, the cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name.

Palcco, Sunday, January 28, 12:30 p.m.  200-300 pesos.

Elina Garanca

Acclaimed Latvian operatic mezzo-soprano in concert.  In 2008, she made her company and house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in sang the lead role of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” in the Met’s 2010 production. Her latest album “Revive” has won huge critical praise.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, January 27, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,500 pesos.

Live from the Met

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production of “Tosca” offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 27, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Mariachi, folk dance

The Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan celebrates their 120th anniversary, with a tribute and homage to Pepe Guizar, the composer of the famed tune “Guadalajara, Guadalajara.” Accompanied by the Ballet México Folklórico directed by Francisco de Paul.

Palcco, Saturday. February 3, 8 p.m. 450-1,300 pesos.

Martin Valverde

Popular religious singer from Costa Rica, naturalized Mexican, interprets “contemporary Catholic” music.

Teatro Diana, Friday, February 9, 8:30 p.m. 220-450 pesos.

Live from the Met

In L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Joaquin Sabina

Acclaimed Argentine folk singer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 10, 9 p.m.  700-2,550 pesos.


Famous group of Spanish balladeers, now in their fifth decade of performing, present a special show of amorous tunes for Valentine’s Day, or Dia del Amor y la Amistad, as it is known in Spanish.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, February 14, 8 p.m.. 250-800 pesos.

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