Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. January 7: Ana Caridad Villeda Cerón (violin), Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón (cello) and Saúl Ulises Ibarra Ramos (piano) perform works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
January 14: Cuarteto Yaracuy from Venezuela play pieces by Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich. January 21: María Contreras Palomar, a Guadalajara singer currently studying music in New York, interprets the songs of Italian pop singer Laura Pausini. The recital benefits ProMexico, a government trust fund that promotes international trade and investment. January 28: The Cuarteto Janus, directed by Christopher Wilshere, perform works by Bottesini and Francaix. Featuring Diana Carolina Laguna Rivas (violin), Francisco Vidal Rivera González (violin), Luis Carlos Rincón Barrios (viola) and Areli Medeles Medina (cello).
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
Live from the Met
The New York Metropolitan Opera kicks off 2019 with “Adriana Lecouvreur,” featuring Anna Netrebko in the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and-off stage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 12, noon. 100-250 pesos.
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.
U.S. funk-metal band led by Les Claypool comes to Guadalajara as part of their Ambushing The Storm Tour.
Teatro Diana, Friday, January 18, 9 p.m. 600-1,600 pesos.
English classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician Sarah Brightman has sung in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Turkish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Catalan. She has collected over 180 gold and platinum record awards in 38 different countries.
Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, January 22, 9 p.m. 450-3,750 pesos.
“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.
La Sonora Santanera
One of Mexico’s most famous tropical bands in concert.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 26, 8:30 p.m. 300-700 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
A production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in all its glory with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprising her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances. She performs with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.
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.
Celebrating 75 years of this internationally famous Latin trio known for its romantic ballads and boleros. Its members have changed across the years, obviously.
Teatro Diana, Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.. 300-900 pesos.
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: Steve Rothery Band
Rothery is the original guitarist and the longest continuous member of the British rock band Marillion. Outside Marillion, Rothery has recorded two albums as part of the duo the Wishing Tree and an instrumental solo album. He also founded the British Guitar Academy in 2011.
Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, January 9, 9 p.m.