MECA's 13th Annual "Viva el Amor" concert featuring Vanessa Alonzo


MECA's annual Valentine Day's serenade to the community features students and alumni of MECA.

The featured artist, MECA alum Vanessa Alonzo, began her musical career as a student of MECA's mariachi program, then under the direction of the late Alfonso Guerra. In 2010, Alonzo made her Houston Grand Opera debut in the role of Lupita in Cruzar la Cara de La Luna. She reprised her role for tours of the production, including a 2011 performance at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, as well as the HGO main stage production in 2013. Her television credits include being a finalist for Estrella TV's talent competition and a performance on El Show de Cristina (Univision) as a participant in the episode Festival de Rancheras

Alonzo will be accompanied onstage by the mariachi of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as well as Cecilia Duarte and Octavio Moreno from the cast of Cruzar la Cara de La Luna.

An artist meet-and-greet follows the performance.



1900 Kane St.
Houston, TX 77007


$10 in advance; $15 at the door.
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