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Entertainment Guide - February 14, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

To celebrate Guadalajara’s birthday, there’s a “Fiesta Mexicana” featuring flautist Elena Duran and guest director Ramón Shade, head of the Camerata de Coahuila, presenting music from various Mexican composers. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, February 13, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 15, 12:30 p.m. 150-300 pesos.

Live from the Met

Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, followed by a psychological thriller, Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.  Interestingly, Netrebko will be appearing live in the same theater, two weeks hence (see item below).

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 14, 11:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Música y Ópera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up.  On Tuesday, February 17, 8 p.m. Katia Reyes (soprano) and Adrián Rojero (piano) team up for a recital titled “Between Mexico and Europe.”  On Tuesday, February 24, 8:30 p.m. the Scotiabank Northern Lights Festival (see advertisements on pages 8, 13) comes to Guadalajara, with two ensembles performing. 

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Nahuatl opera

“Xochicuicatl cuecuechtli” is the first contemporary opera written in the Nahuatl indigenous language.

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, February 18, 8:30 p.m. Free tickets are available at the theater box office from 6:30 p.m. on the day of the performance.

Dance recitals

Free dance recitals are held each Wednesday, showcasing talented modern groups from Guadalajara and elsewhere. On Wednesday, February 18, 8 p.m. it’s the turn of the Pilar Villasante Dance Company with a performance of “Bodas de Sangre,” adapted from the play by Federico Garcia Lorca.  On Wednesday, February 25, Grupo Algeciras performs flamenco.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas (Prolongación Alcalde 1351), Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s masterpiece interpreted by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Zapopan, the Zapopan Municipal Choir and the Niños Cantores de Zapopan.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, February 19, 8:30 p.m. Free. To obtain tickets, call 3818-2200, ext. 3859.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Renowned Mexican piano master Jorge Federico Osorio is the guest musician. Works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, among others. 

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, February 21, 8:30 p.m. 110-200.

Big Band Jazz

Young talents from the Universidad de Guadalajara play jazz classics that have entertained millions over the decades.

Teatro Guadalajara del IMSS (16 de Septiembre 868, across from entrance to Agua Azul Park), Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m. Free entry with ticket obtainable at (33) 3668-3014.

Anna Netrebko

Russian, considered one of the finest living operatic sopranos, helps the Teatro Diana celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special concert featuring classic works, including Verdi and Puccini. The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Mario Parisotto, accompanies the star, who is also joined by tenor Yusif Eyvazov.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. 700-3,000 pesos.

Graduation Ball

The Joven Ballet of Jalisco performs this charming, one-act comic ballet set in a fashionable Viennese finishing school for girls during the 1840s. When the headmistress invites the cadets of the city’s military academy to attend a ball celebrating the graduation of the senior class, the senior and junior girls plan a series of divertissements as the evening’s entertainment. Flirtations, exuberant dances and a secret romance ensue.  This family oriented ballet is suitable for children as well as adults. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, February 27, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 28, 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Mirabai Ceiba

A new age duo formed of Angelika Baumbach from Mexico and Markus Sieber from Germany. Both sing in various languages, while Baumbach plays the harp and Sieber the guitar. They perform their own compositions, as well as American Indian traditional music. 

Teatro Galerias, Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. 250-350 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The second installment of the Tchaikovsky cycle under the direction of Mario Parisotto. Michael Martin Kofler makes his second appearance in Guadalajara to perform on flute. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Mario Parisotto directs the third installment of the Tchaikovsky cycle. Yevgeny Sudbin is on piano.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Live from the Met

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 14, 11.00 p.m. 100-250 pesos

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano Carla Lopez-Speziale is the guest artist for the fourth in the Tchaikovsky series. The Jalisco State Choir is led by Sergio Hernández.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, March 20, 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Santana & guests

Legendary Jalisco-born rock musician Carlos Santana is accompanied by Californian bands Journey and Counting Crows.  

Estadio Tres de Marzo, Thursday, March 26.

Entertainment Guide

Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773. 

Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3455, across from Plaza del Sol) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., from Mr. Ticket (3817-0600 from Guadalajara metro area or 01-800-5000-306 from rest of Mexico) or at all Mr. CD stores in Guadalajara. For more informaton call (33) 3631-0708 or visit www.teatrogalerias.net.

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