Croatian mezzosoprano Jelena Kordic, Australian-Mexican tenor Diego Torre and the Zapopan Municipal Choir (under its new director Mireya Ruvalcaba) are joined by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, led by musical director Jesus Medina, in a program featuring 16 selections from opera greats Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and others.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, October 13, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.
One of Canada’s most beloved classical music groupings. Directed by U.S. conductor Kent Nagano since 2005, the orchestra won Grammy awards in 1996 for its recording of Hector Berlioz’ “Les Troyens “and in 2000 for Sergei Prokofiev and Béla Bartók’s piano concerto.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. 200-500 pesos.
Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. October 14: Ensamble Galate, composed of four singers and two musicians, interpret ancient music. October 21: The Orquesta de Cámara Independiente de Guadalajara, directed by Guillermo Salvador. October 28: Greek mezzo-soprano Alexandra Gravas with pianist José Luis González Moya.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
Tuesday, October 15: Galatea (ancient music ensemble).
Teatro Degollado, 8 p.m. Free.
Program of choreographies, including “Voyage” featuring Katsura Kan, a leading exponent of butoh, the “dance of darkness” that began in Japan in 1959 as part of a cultural movement that developed in response to the trauma of World War II.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Wednesday, October 16, 7 p.m. 160 pesos.
Music festival featuring some big homegrown and foreign performers, such as Billy Idol, Café Tacvba, Vampire Weekend, Juanes, The Kooks and Babasónicos.
Estadio Akron, Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, starting 3 p.m. each day. 1,180 pesos from Ticketmaster.
Guns ‘n Roses
Famed U.S. band bring their unique brand of 1980s/90s rock to the city.
Estadio Jalisco, Calzada Independencia, Friday, October 18, 5 p.m. 500-2,900 pesos.
Live from the Met
“Turandot” opens a new season of operas broadcast live from New York. Thrilling dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal to Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 19, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
Hungarian National Ballet
One of Eastern Europe’s most celebrated dance troupes comes to Guadalajara, performing a double bill: “Carmina Burana” and “Don Juan.”
Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 20, 6 p.m. 300-700 pesos.
Concert by internationally acclaimed Mexican tenor, also featuring the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Ivan Lopez Reynoso.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, October 24, 8:30 p.m. 600-2,200 pesos.
Gerald Cannon Quartet
More from Jazz At Lincoln Center featuring group led by U.S. double bassist Gerald Cannon.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, October 24, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.
Dökk is a live, multimedia performance of light, sound, and movement conceived and produced by the Italian digital art studio fuse*.
Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m. 16-250 pesos.
Tribute to Pink Floyd
Featuring Durga McBroom, a U.S. singer, songwriter and actress who has performed backing vocals for Pink Floyd and is a member of the house music band Blue Pearl, best known for their hit single “Naked in the Rain.” She is the only backup vocalist to appear consistently on all of Pink Floyd’s shows, starting from the November 1987 concert at Omni Arena of A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour up to the final concert of the Division Bell Tour in October 1994. Invited bands are La Revo, David Chanson and Real Albatros.
Concha Acústica, Parque Agua Azul, Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m. 400 pesos.
The choir of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara perform a “Halloween” program, interpreting pieces from films such as “Coco,” “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Harry Potter.”
Palcco, Sunday, October 27, 12:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
Live from the Met
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa returns as the irresistible title character in “Manon,” the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 2, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
Siblings Kevin, Joe and Nick bring their Happiness Begins Tour to Guadalajara. The Miami New Times noted that the tour is a way of “giving back to their adoring fans while saluting the band they built into an empire as teenagers on the Disney Channel.”
Arena VFG, Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m.
Live from the Met
Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha in “Madama Butterfly,” with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot is Sharpless, alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 9, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
Piano & violin
Konstantin Zioumbilov (violin) and Evgeny Korolkov (piano) present a concert of “master works” including Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, that combine their two instruments.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. 200 pesos.
Mexican/American singer who taps into both Mexican traditional and popular music, also recording songs in many indigenous languages. Active in humanitarian and political causes, especially dealing with issues of Latin America’s indigenous population. This show also features the Grandeza Mexicana Ballet Company and the Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. 450-1,500 pesos.
The Ultimate Queen Celebration
Marc Martel, “a vocal doppelgänger for Queen frontman” Freddie Mercury, according to The New York Times, teams up with the Quinteto Britania, a full orchestra and choir for a homage to the popular British rock band. Martel supplied vocals for the award-winning Queen film “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 12, 8:30 p.m. 850-1,950 pesos.
Franz Ferdinand & Interpol
Popular Scottish and U.S. bands get together for a double gig.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m. 680-1,980 pesos.
Keane & Travis
U.K. bands in double header.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 15, 8 p.m. 450-1,850 pesos.
Concert featuring Russian-born Israeli Vengerov, considered one of the world’s most talented violinists, who became the first classical musician to be appointed an International Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 1997. Accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. 200 pesos.
Noted folk singers/guitarists Fernando Delgadillo, Alejandro Filio and Edgar Oceransky join forces for CantautorEs.
Teatro Galerias (Av. Lapizlazuli 3445), Friday, November 22, 8:30 p.m.
Live from the Met
Director Phelim McDermott tackles “Akhnaten,” another one of Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 23, 11:55 a.m. 120-290 pesos.
A concert by Mexico’s most famous mariachi band to launch their latest album.
Teatro Diana, Friday, November 29, 8 p.m. 350-1,000 pesos.