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      Finalists—Concurso San Miguel 2016

Eleven of the most 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.

Below photos, select an aria for a YouTube video.

Ligia Cedillo


First Prize and Audience Favorite

Ligia interpreted:

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

2. Rossini’s Non più mesta from La Cenerentola

Armando Piña


Second Prize

Armando interpreted:

1. Verdi’s O Carlo ascolta from Don Carlo

2. Verdi’s È sogno, o realtá from Falstaff

Graciela Morales


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

Graciela interpreted:

1. Händel’s Piangerò la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare

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

Daniel Gallegos


Fourth Prize

Daniel interpreted:

1. Bellini’s Ah, per sempre from I Puritani

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

Hector Valle


Oliver Deehan Memorial Prize

Hector interpreted:

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

2. Massenet’s Pourquois me réveiller from Werther

Darenka Chavez


Adrienne and Arnold Brookstone Tribute Award

Darenka interpreted:

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

2. Mozart’s Durch Zärtlichkeit from Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Jessika Arevalo


Jose Mojica Prize and Encouragement Award

Jessika interpreted:

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

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

Salvador Ramos


Herman Marcus Memorial Prize

Salvador interpreted:

1. Verdi’s Come dal ciel precipita from Macbeth

2. Rossini’s La Calunnia from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Andrés Moreno


Therese McCarthy Memorial Award

Andres interpreted:

1. Verdi’s De miei bollenti spiriti from La Traviata

2. Gounod’s Salut, demeure chaste et pure from Faust

Ibeth Ortiz


Encouragement Award

Ibeth interpreted:

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

2. Massenet’s Je marche sur tous les chemins from Manon

Neri Ramirez


Encouragement Award

Neri interpreted:

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

2. Strauss’s Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus

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.

Select the aria below each photo for a YouTube video.

Julietta Beas

Julietta interpreted:

Rossini’s Una voce poco fa
from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Antonio Azpiri

Antonio interpreted:

Meyerbeer’s Piff, paff
from Les Huguenots

Ethel Trujillo

Ethel interpreted:

Bellini’s Ah, non credea
from La Sonnambula

Abel Rangel

Abel interpreted:

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