Entertainment Guide - October 27, 2018

Swan Lake

The Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only full-time professional troupe, presents the famous work set to the music of Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky in the city’s Parque Metropolitano.

The stage is placed in the park’s lake.

Parque Metropolitano, Friday, October 26; Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, all at 8 p.m. 200-500 pesos, from Ticketmaster and Teatro Degollado box office.

Live from the Met

Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek starring in the Puccini opera  “La Fanciulla del West” under maestro Marco Armiliato.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


“Rachmaninov Con Vladimir Petrov“ with Marco Parisotto conducting and guest pianist Vladimir Petrov. Works by Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No. 2), Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Hogwarts Symphony

The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara plays music from the eight Harry Potter movies.

Palcco, Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. 300-370 pesos.

Monday concerts

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. Monday, October 29: Pianist Carolina Rodríguez and flutist Cuauhtémoc García.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.


Legendary Dutch band, famous for 1970s hit “Sylvia.”

C3 Stage (Vallarta 1488, at Chapultepec and Morelos), Tuesday, October 30, 8 p.m. 700 pesos.

Hansel & Gretel

Two performances of the well-known fairy tale by Austria’s famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre, one of the oldest continuing marionette theaters in the world.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Wednesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Las Sinfonías De Mahler:  La Séptima” with Marco Parisotto conducting Gustav Mahler’s iconic Symphony No. 7.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday,  November 1, 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Mezzosoprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna reunite in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic “Samson and Delilah.” Darko Tresnjak makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 3, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Acrobatic ‘Nutcracker’


The Dalian Acrobatic Troupe from China gives several performances of “The Terracota Prince” – loosely based on the famous E.T.A. Hoffman tale. In this version, however, the prince is a Terracotta Warrior buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and the story is told not through ballet, but dazzling acrobatics and circus magic performed by the 45-member troupe.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m.; Friday, November 9, 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 10, 4 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 11, 1 and 5 p.m.; Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 1 and 5 p.m.  300-1,000 pesos.

Live from the Met

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met, “Marnie,” a gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 10, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Robbie Williams

British pop singer in concert.

Arena VFG, Thursday, November 15, 9 p.m. 2,180-2,580 pesos.

Monsieur Periné

Bogotá-based musical ensemble from Colombia with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, November 22, 9 p.m. 250-650 pesos

Black Eyed Peas


Hugely popular U.S. rap band consisting of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 23, 9 p.m.

Puccini’s ‘Turandot’

Elegantly staged professional opera with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and Zapopan Municipal Choir.

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, November 24; Tuesday, November 27; Thursday, November 29 and Saturday, December 1, all at 8 p.m. 200-700 pesos.

Ricardo Ribeiro & JPO

Well-known fado singer from Portugal presents a concert titled “Toada de Portalegre,” the name of a famous poem by José Régio.  He is joined by U.S. percussionist Jarrod Cagwin and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conjunto de las Artes, Sunday, November 25, 6 p.m. 165-308 pesos.

Damien Rice

Irish singer-songwriter in concert.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 27, 9 p.m. 420-1,100 pesos


Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, often referred to as “the best mariachi band in Mexico,” is joined by singer Alejandra Orozco for this special 120th anniversary concert.

Teatro Diana, Friday, November 30, 8:30 p.m. 250-850 pesos.

Teresa Salgueiro

Acclaimed Portuguese singer in concert.

Conjunto de las Artes, Friday, November 30, 9 p.m. 550-990 pesos.

Moscow State Ballet

Famed troupe present seasonal classic, “The Nutcracker.”

Conjunto de las Artes, Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 5 p.m. 550-990 pesos.



Spanish music legend Plácido Domingo conducts the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem.” Featuring soloists  Maria Katzarava, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Nicholas Brownlee and the Coro Municipal de Zapopan.

Conjunto de las Artes, Sunday, December 2, 8 p.m. 500-2,000 pesos.

Roger Waters


Ex Pink Floyd brings his Us and Them tour to Guadalajara.

Arena V.F.G. Tuesday, December 4, 9 p.m. 680-3,980 pesos.

The Beatles Sinfónico

Music from the Fab Four courtesy of the Camerata Sinfónica de Guadalajara, along with Grupo El Amor.

Teatro Diana, Friday, December 14, 9 p.m. 350–660 pesos

Live from the Met

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, December 15, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Andrea Bocelli

Celebrated Italian tenor in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 20, 9 p.m. 1,000-9,500 pesos

GR RECOMMENDS: Symphony for Our World


Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme, created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With a live orchestra and choir, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, November 28, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,200 pesos.