Concerts at the Consulate
Concerts at the Consulate is a collaboration bewteen Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin 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 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.
See upcoming concerts, watch past performances on-demand, and read about this partnership below.
Join us for Austin Opera’s upcoming Concert at the Consulate Saturday, June 3, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, Todos Juntos Learning Center, and Armstrong Community Music School. Teaching artists Lily Guerrero and Monica Salas and pianist Gloria Kim will share opera and music during this bilingual one-hour interactive presentation and performance.
Program content is ideal for children in grades K-3, however, kids of all ages and their caregivers will enjoy hearing Ms. Guerrero and Ms. Salas perform traditional opera arias and songs by Latinx composers. Light refreshments will be provided.
Doors at 1:30. Program begins at 2:00.
Consulate General of Mexico
5202 E. Ben White Blvd. #150
Austin, TX 78741
Saturday, June 3rd @ 2:00 PM
Watch Past Performances
Enjoy the 2022-2023 Season Concerts at the Consulate and La Noche de Ópera event, featuring opera standards and art songs by Latinx composers performed by soprano Megan Pachecano and pianist James Maverick.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the event will be accompanied by a Folkloric Ballet Guzman, followed by a talk on the traditional Mexican clothing worn by the dancers by Mrs. Irma Copado. Guests can also enjoy an ongoing exhibit by Mexican artist Antonio Muñoz. Audience members are invited to the La Noche de Ópera reception with the artists immediately following the performance.
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a special concert featuring tenor Rafael Moras, and pianist Maimy Fong, recorded live on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Enjoy a special concert featuring the traditional mother’s day serenades of Mexico by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, pianist Gloria Kim, and guitarist Israel Alcalá, recorded live on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin are honored to feature a concert by Afro-Dominican soprano Zuly Inirio and pianist Maimy Fong during Black History Month with songs celebrating culture, history, and love. Zuly is an acclaimed soloist throughout the US and Europe and is the founder of The Afro-Latinx Song & Opera Project and the Co-creator of Latina Women in Opera which celebrates and supports Latina and Latinx people in the opera community. Recorded Saturday, February 19, 2022.
For our third performance in the Concerts at the Consulate series, a Holiday Concert featuring baritone Levi Hernandez and pianist Luciano Laurentiu. Recorded Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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. Recorded Monday, November 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. Recorded Saturday, September 18, 2021.