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Entertainment Guide - December 15, 2018

Ballet de Jalisco

Presentation by state-run classical ballet troupe of the perennial Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker.” With the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, December 14, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 16, 12:30 p.m.

The Beatles Sinfónico

Music by 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.

‘La Traviata’

One of the most anticipated Metropolitan Opera shows of the season will be telecast live to Guadalajara (and hundreds of other venues worldwide). Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returnsto the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Upcoming performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.

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

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Polar Express

A live orchestra and choir provide the musical background to a screening of the animated movie “The Polar Express.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, December 15, 5 p.m. 250-750 pesos.

Monday concerts

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. December 17: The Coro Infantil San Luis Gonzaga sings Christmas songs.

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

Andrea Bocelli

Celebrated Italian tenor in concert.

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

Mariachi opera

Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” tells the story of Mexican migrants chasing the “American Dream.”  Written by Pepe Martínez and Leonard Foglia,  the opera has more than 50 performers on stage, as well as the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and Mariachi Juvenil de mi Tierra.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m. 250-1,200 pesos.

Steve Rothery Band

The original guitarist and the longest continuous member of the British rock band Marillion.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, January 9, 9 p.m.

Live from the Met

In “Adriana Lecouvreur,” Anna Netrebko takes on the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and-off stage passion. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 12, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Bauhaus tour

In honor of the 40th anniversary of gothic rock pioneers Bauhaus, members Peter Murphy and David J have reunited for a special tour. “The Ruby Celebration” sees the pair playing the band’s debut album, “In the Flat Field,” in its entirety before segueing into an encore filled with classics from the Bauhaus catalog.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 12, 9 p.m. 450-1,150 pesos.

Elvis

“Elvis: Live in Concert” is a concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, celebrating the king’s music and legacy. This critically acclaimed stage event has sold out arenas across the world since 2016.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, January 25, 9 p.m. 950-1,950 pesos.

Ska & reggae

Ska and reggae hits interpreted by a symphony orchestra.

Teatro Diana, Friday, January 25, 9 p.m. 400-1,000 pesos.

Live from the Met

Bizet’s “Carmen,” produced by Sir Richard Eyre and music direction by Louis Langrée.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 2, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Piaf El Musical

Starring Mariaca Semprún as the legendary French singer, this is a critically-acclaimed musical written by Venezuelan author Leonardo Padrón. Features a seven-piece band. (In Spanish.)

Teatro Galerias, Friday, February 8, 7 and 9:30 p.m. 550-850 pesos.

Santana

Legendary rock star plays one-off concert. Born in Autlan, Jalisco, Santana moved to California at a young age but has never ignored his “home” state.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, March 21, 9 p.m. 450-2,290 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Christmas Symphony

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The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara (Youth Orchestra) under the direction of Juan Tucán, presents a “Christmas Cinema Symphony” featuring tunes from seasonal movies across the ages.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Sunday, December 16, 12:30 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

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