Concurso San Miguel 2016

March 5, 2016—Teatro Angela Peralta

ELEVEN OF THE MOST TALENTED and promising young opera singers in Mexico returned for the 8th year in March. More than 300,000 MN in career grants and performing opportunities were awarded. The Grand Finale and Concert was held on March 5, at 7:30 PM, Teatro Angela Peralta, in San Miguel de Allende. These were the results of a very competitive grand finale.

Ligia Cedillo, mezzo-soprano

First Prize and Audience Favorite

Ligia interpreted:

  1. Se Romeo t’uccise from I Capuleti e i Mantecchi Romeo by Bellini


  2. Non più mesta from La Cenerentola by Rossini


Armando Piña, baritone

Second Prize

Armando interpreted:

1. O Carlo ascolta from Don Carlo by Verdi

2. È sogno, o realtá from Falstaff by Verdi

Graciela Morales, soprano

Third Prize and Edgar Mason Kneedler Award for Outstanding Interpretation and Style

Graciela interpreted:

  1. Piangerò la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare by Händel


  2. Non, Monsieur mon Mari from Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc


Daniel Gallegos, baritone

Fourth Prize

Daniel interpreted:

  1. Ah, per sempre from I Puritani by Bellini


  2. Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo from Così fan tutte by Mozart


Héctor Valle, tenor

Oliver Deehan Memorial Prize

Héctor interpreted:

  1. Ed anche Beppe amò from L’amico Fritz by Mascagni


  2. Pourquois me réveiller from Werther by Massenet


Darenka Chávez, soprano

Adrienne and Arnold Brookstone Tribute Award

Darenka interpreted:

  1. L’Air des clochettes (Bell Song) from Lakmé by Delibes


  2. Durch Zärtlichkeit from Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart


Jessika Arévalo, soprano

José Mojica Prize and Encouragement Award

Jessika interpreted:

  1. Czardas (Klänge der Heimat) from Die Fledermaus by Strauss


  2. Amour, ranime mon courage from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod


Salvador Ramos, bass

Herman Marcus Memorial Prize

Salvador interpreted:

  1. Come dal ciel precipita from Macbeth by Verdi


  2. La Calunnia from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini


Andrés Moreno, tenor

Therese McCarthy Memorial Award

Andrés interpreted:

1. De miei bollenti spiriti from La Traviata by Verdi

2. Salut, demeure chaste et pure from Faust by Gounod

Ibeth Ortiz, soprano

Encouragement Award

Ibeth interpreted:

  1. O! quante volte from I Capuleti e i Mantecchi by Bellini


  2. Je marche sur tous les chemins from Manon by Massenet


Neri Ramirez, soprano

Encouragement Award

Neri interpreted:

  1. Ah! Je veux vivre! from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod


  2. Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus by Strauss


Invitados Especiales

We are proud to present to you the Invitados Especiales of Concurso San Miguel 2016. Exceptionally talented young singers who, because of their age or other special circumstances, we would like to encourage even if they were not chosen as finalists. We believe these young singers possess a special talent and we invite them to take part in all of the activities offered during Concurso week: master classes, coaching, professional career advice, and more.

Julietta Beas, mezzo-soprano

Julietta interpreted:

Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini


Antonio Azpiri, bass

Antonio interpreted:

Piff, paff from Les Huguenots by Meyerbeer


Ethel Trujillo, soprano

Ethel interpreted:

Ah, non credea from La Sonnambula by Bellini


Abel Rangel, tenor

Abel interpreted:

Una furtiva lagrima from L’elisir d’amore by Rossini