Mariachi Vargas with Special Guest Yolanda Del Rio
February 13, 2016
El Paso, TX
- Plaza Theatre
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The universally renowned and acclaimed Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan will perform one night only on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at The Plaza Theatre with special guest, Yolanda Del Rio.
Internationally acclaimed as “the best mariachi in the world,” the group comes to The Plaza Theatre for a rare El Paso-area appearance. Ticket prices are $35 - $100 and are available now at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office. Today the group is composed of two trumpets, one harp, one vihuela, guitar, guitarron, guitara and seven violins. In 2010, the Houston Grand Opera turned to the ensemble’s legendary leader, Jose “Pepe” Martinez, to write the score and collaborate with librettist Leonard Foglia in creating the world’s first mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”), which premiered to sold-out houses in Paris, Houston, Chicago and San Diego! In 2015, the new Mariachi Opera with the same creative team premiered, “El Pasado Nunca Termina” which was equally successful. One of the most successful ranchera singers, Yolanda del Río, was born in Pachuca in Hidalgo state. Del Río began singing as a child, and performed on radio and at festivals and eventually sold almost 20 million records around the world, capturing a Grammy Nomination in 1984. Currently, Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan continues to record and tour internationally.