Concerts at the Consulate

Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the creation of a new performance series—Concerts at the Consulate—designed to spotlight Latinx composers and artists and celebrate Hispanic culture.

Renowned Mexican mezzo-soprano Claudia Chapa joins Austin Opera’s team as Artistic Curator of the new series. Concerts at the Consulate events will include musical performances, discussions of the artistic and social context of the program, programming for families and children, and the promotion of cultural and social organizations doing important work in Austin’s Latinx community.

Concerts at the Consulate announcements and detailed information

Artistic Advisor Claudia Chapa

ES: La Ópera de Austin y el Consulado General de México en Austin anuncian una nueva colaboración con una serie de conciertos. Conciertos en el Consulado destaca a compositores e intérpretes latinos y celebra la cultura hispana. La serie de conciertos gratuitos, curada por la renombrada mezzo-soprano mexicana y residente de Austin, Claudia Chapa, inicia con un concierto de la mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez para conmemorar la Independencia de México. El concierto será filmado en el espacio de 26,000 pies cuadrados del Consulado General de México en ubicado en el boulevard Ben White del este de Austin y lanzado como concierto digital el 1 octubre de 2021. El concierto inaugural estará disponible en el sitio web y redes sociales de la Ópera de Austin, como parte de la plataforma digital Live from Indy Terrace, así como en las plataformas de transmisión del Consulado. Los eventos subsecuentes serán abiertos al público y estarán disponibles en línea.

Ver una versión en español de este anuncio aquí

EN: Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin announce a new collaboration with the creation of a new performance series. Concerts at the Consulate will spotlight Latinx composers and performers and celebrate Hispanic culture. The free series, curated by the renowned Mexican mezzo-soprano and Austin resident Claudia Chapa, kicks off with a concert by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez celebrating Mexican Independence Day. The concert will be captured at the Consulate’s 26,000 square foot space on Ben White Boulevard in East Austin to be released as a digital concert on October 1, 2021. The inaugural concert will be available for streaming on Austin Opera’s website and social media channels as part of its Live from Indy Terrace digital platform and on the Consulate’s streaming platforms. Subsequent events will be open to the public and will be available online.

See the English version of this announcement here.

Concerts at the Consulate programs

In-person event: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Live from Indy Terrace launch date: TBA

Save the date for our third performance in the Concerts at the Consulate series, a Holiday Concert featuring baritone Levi Hernandez and pianist Luciano Laurentiu.

tickets and info here

Vanessa Alonzo

In-person event: Monday, November 1, 2021
Live from Indy Terrace launch date: TBA

In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin are delighted to feature a Mariachi concert by mezzo-soprano Vanessa Alonzo and Trio Chapultepec and the launch of Mariana Nuño’s new book, Dining with the Dead. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the Consulate’s ofrenda in honor of the late Mexican composer Armando Manzanero and a display of Tzompantli by local artists with an introduction and explanation of the tradition by Claudia Montero.

tickets and info here

In-person event: September 18, 2021
Live from Indy Terrace 
launch date: October 1, 2021

Austin Opera is delighted to share our first performance in the Concerts at the Consulate series, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!

The program features cherished Mexican songs and celebrated Mexican composers in honor of Mexican Independence Day performed by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez and pianist Maimy Fong.

more information and how to watch here