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Entertainment Guide - March 02, 2019

Live from the Met

Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” sees tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks– including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs.

Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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

Monday recitals

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. March 4: Part one of Bach’s Cello Suites, performed by Michaël Bialobroda from France.  March 11: Part two of Bach’s Cello Suites, performed by Michaël Bialobroda. March 25: French Jazz pianist Marc Fabbricatore, a longtime resident of Mexico.

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



Arts Orquesta México returns to provide a live orchestral score to a screening of the famous French movie.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 2, 5:30 p.m.

Placido Domingo

Special concert featuring the famed Spanish tenor, hosted by local ranchero favorite Alejandro Fernandez, the son of Vicente Fernandez. Also appearing will be Alejandro Fernández, Emmanuel, Mijares, Andrés Calamaro, Banda MS, Arturo Chacón, Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Dvicio, Sin Bandera, Juanes, Cristian Castro and famed Tapatio ballet dancer Isaac Hernández.

Estadio Tres de Marzo (Patria and Pablo Neruda), Sunday, March 3, 9 p.m. 800-4,450 pesos (from Ticketmaster).


Spring recital series running Wednesday evenings through early May at the Regional Museum, sponsored by the University of Guadalajara Music School. March 6: Fabrizio Vargas Saavedra (piano). March 13: Paulina Orozco (guitar). March 20: Juan Carlos Benavides (piano). March 27: Luis Alberto Fernandez (baritone), Adriana Benitez Talavera (piano). April 3: Volta (ancient music group). April 10: Scott Roeder (tuba), Carlos Alberto Gutierrez (piano). May 8: Michael Bialobroda (cello), Carlos Alberto Gutierrez (piano).

Museo Regional de Guadalajara (Liceo 60, centro historico). Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Stephanie Koffroth

This talented singer and Guadalajara native, who recently graduated from Portland State University, interprets musical theater numbers, as well as operatic pieces, along with invited guests from Portland, Alexa Lux and Matt Boogie, plus a range of instrumentalists.

Palcco, Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina conducts the second program in the 2019 winter/spring season. Featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Gliere and Shostakovich. Soloist: Nicolas Koeckert (violin).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Belarus Bolshoi


The National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus performs “Sleeping Beauty,” a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890, with music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Palcco, Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. 450-850 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jesús Medina conducts the third program in the 2019 winter/spring season. Featuring works by Dvorak, Grieg and Vaughan Williams. Soloist: Abdiel Vázquez (piano).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

The 1975

English indie pop rock band from Manchester, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Their choice of name was inspired by a Jack Kerouac beat poetry book.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m. 380-1,200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Guido Maria Guida conducts the fourth program in the 2019 winter/spring season. Featuring works by Ibarra, Ponce and Schumann. Soloist: Pablo Garibay (guitar).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 21, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Legendary rock star plays a one-off concert. Born in Autlan, Jalisco, Santana moved to California at a young age but has never ignored his “home” state. His fusion of rock and Latin American jazz has earned him numerous accolades.

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Jeffrey Rink conducts the fifth program in the 2019 winter/spring season. Featuring works by Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, Wagner and Hindemith. Soloist: David Cooper (French horn).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 28, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Queen tribute

“Ópera Prima Rock Tributo a Queen” is a show paying homage to the legendary British band created ten years ago by Argentine musician Diego Fainguersch. Since then, it has played at theaters throughout Latin America.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3445, across from Plaza del Sol), Thursday, March 28, 8:30 p.m. 450-750 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchesta

Guest conductor Christopher Zimmerman (United States) leads the OFJ in works by Smetana, Rachmaninov and Prolofiev. The guest pianist is Sofya Gulyak (Russia).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 4, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchesta

The final concert in the OFJ’s first season of 2019 welcomes guest conductor Iván del Prado (Cuba). Works by Massenet. Deletes, Thomas, Rossini and Sibelius. The invited artist is soprano Anabel de la Mora (Jalisco, Mexico).

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 11, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Rock legends

Local bands pay tribute to three rock legends: The Doors, The Beatles, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, March 24, 6 p.m. 250-600 pesos.


Professional production of much-loved Andrew Lloyd Weber musical.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, April 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Crowds flock to OFJ


The Teatro Degollado was filled to the rafters for the first Jalisco Philharmonic (OFJ) concert of 2019, on February 21. The music will continue to flow   Thursday, March 7 and Sunday, March 10, when German violinist Nicolas Koeckert  is the invited soloist.

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