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Enrique Patron De Rueda

Situated in one of the most distinguished places of the cultural and artistic life in Mexico, resulting from his brilliant professional activity and profound knowledge of opera he has been considered the best conductor of this generation in his country.

Scenario of its formation: The National Conservatorium of Music, The London Opera Center, The Royal Academy of Music and Morley College.
Your guides Tito Gobbi, Reri Grist, Sir Geraint Evans and Peter Gelhorn, who completed their courses of orchestral conducting with him.

His talent and dedication has earned him scholarships granted by the governments of Great Britain and Italy, specializing in opera in the cities of London and Siena respectively.

Head of the Orchestra at the Theatre of Bellas Artes, Artistic Director of the National Opera Company, Artistic Director of the Seasonal Opera Concerto of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Mexico, Artistic Director for the Sinaloan Cultural Festival, which is where he originates from and promoter of artistic and cultural activities of his State.

Joint director and creator, along with Juan Ibáñez, of the musical spectacular “Juego Mágico.”

From his debut in 1979, his most outstanding acts have been the operas “Tosca” with Placido Domingo. Diverse concerts and operas with the soprano Gilda Cruz-Romo as well as with Eva Marton, Juan Pons, Ramon Vargas, Fernando de la Mora, Rolando Villazón, Verónica Villarroel, Cristina Gallardo-Domaz and Ainoa Arteta. He has also managed to amass a broad repertoire that includes different symphonic musical and oratorical ballets as well as popular music such as his conducting of the National Symphonic Orchestra together with the popular singer Juan Gabriel, which is of special mention.

He has recorded complete versions of “Suor Angelica”, “La Vida Breve” and recitals with Gilda Cruz Romo.

He participated in the Winter Festival of the Campus of Jordau of Sao Paulo, Brazil.



  • Resounding success at the premier in Mexico of the operas “Roberto Devereux ” and “Anna Bolena” by Donizetti, with Fernando de la Mora, Marthile Rowland and Vladimir Chernov, in the Theatre of Bellas Artes.
  • Has recorded three CD´s of diverse Latin American and Mexican genera with Fernando de la Mora.
  • Has been the musical director on different occasions for the National Dance Company.


  • February, he conducted the Concerto to Inaugurate the Festival of Arts in
  • In Bogotá, he conducted a special concerto for the presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Colombia, in the Colon Theatre.
  • April, he conducted the Houston Symphonic Orchestra for the international Festival of that City.
  • June-July, he directed the new co-production of Montreal-Miami-Mexico of the opera “Werther” by Massenet, in the Palace of Bellas Artes.
  • July, he directed the new production of “La Bohemia”, in the Teresa
    Carreño Theatre in Caracas, Venezuela with such success that he was invited to direct the new production of Aída in 1995
  • September, he conducted the Inauguration Concerto of Europalia, in Brussels, Belgium with the Symphonic Orchestra of Brussels in the presence of the King of Belgium and the President of Mexico.


  • He directed the new production of the opera “Fausto”, in the Palace of Bellas Artes in Mexico with Fernando de la Mora, Ainhoa Arteta and Justino Díaz.
  • Again he was named Musical Director of the National Dance Company of Bellas Artes with whom he directed “Carmina Burana”, “Romeo and Juliet” by Prokofiev and “Giselle”.


  • Named Musical Director of the Opera of Columbia where he made new productions of “Rigoletto”, “Madam Butterfly”, “Lucia de Lamemoor”, “Fausto” in co-production with the Operas of Cologne, Germany “La Boheme” and “Il Trovatore”, as well as the Opera Galas with Fernando de la Mora, Aprile Millo and June Anderson.


  • He conducted the spectacular “!Viva la Opera!” together with the master Juan Ibáñez in Bellas Artes.
  • Named Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of Bellas Artes, Mexico directing “La Favorita”, with Ramón Vargas and Gloria Schalcchi, “La Traviata”, with Verónica Villarroel and Fernando de la Mora, “Norma”, with Martille Rowland and Encarnación Vázquez.


  • He conducted the Grand Gala “Los Tenores de Mexico” with Jorge López Yánez, Fernando de la Mora, Alfredo Portilla and Ramón Vargas; said gala was broadcast live via television over all America and Spain.
  • He was invited to conduct the “Primera Gala Latina”, with Verónica Villarroel, Alfredo Portilla, Martha Senn and Juan Pons.
  • February, he was named Artistic Director of the “Festival Internacional Paiz”, in La Antigua, Guatemala, directing “La Traviata”.October, in Sinaloa his native State, he was granted the “Premio Sinaloa de las Artes” (Sinaloan Prize for Arts).
  • He conducted the operas “Werther” with Ramón Vargas and Encarnación Vázquez and “Carmen” with Adria Firestone and Fernando de la Mora.


  • February, debuted in the Opera of Hawaii with “Norma” by Bellini, with Sharon Spinetti and Linda Pavelka.
  • March, he conducted “La Boheme” in Bellas Artes, Mexico, with Cristina Gallardo-Domaz and Fernando de la Mora.
  • May, premier of the new production of “Carmen” by Bizet-Shedrin, for the National Dance Company of Bellas Artes.
  • June, he prepared the co-production of “Luisa Fernanda” Bellas Artes and the Zarzuela Theatre, Madrid, sharing the podium with Master Plácido Domingo.
  • July, he directed the new production of “La Traviata” in the Colón Theatre, Colombia with
    Cristina Gallardo-Domaz, Fernando de la Mora and Justino Díaz.
  • He was invited to conduct the Grand Concerto for the Inauguration of the “Templo de Santo
    Domingo”, Oaxaca, in the presence of the President of Mexico.
  • August, premiered the new production of “Don Quijote” with the National Dance Company of Bellas Artes.
  • Named as Musical Director of the First Festival of Arts of Tamaulipas.
  • He directed “Madama Butterfly”, “Giselle” and mass concertos.
  • September, he conducted the “Segunda Gran Gala Latina” with Fernando de la Mora, Justino Díaz and many outstanding national singers.
  • The Opera “Rigoletto”, Degollado Theatre, Guadalajara, Jalisco with Gary Simpson, Oliva Gorra and Rolando Villazón.
  • October, he directed “Turandot” in the Degollado Theatre, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
  • He participated in the Festival of Sinaloa directing the opera “La Traviata”.
  • November, toured festivals with the Missive of “Réquiem” by Mozart.


  • He conducted the “Tercera Gala Latina” where the new generation of Mexican singers are presented.
  • December, he conducted the Christmas concerto for Televisa Radio in BellasArtes.
  • December 31st, he was invited to organize and conduct the “Concierto del Milenio” in order to receive the new century in the Zócalo of the City of Mexico before 150,000 people, which was broadcast throughout the world.


  • February, Toured Northern Mexico with “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff and
    “Dionaea” by Villalobos.
  • He conducted “Fausto” in Bellas Artes, Mexico.
  • April, he debuted in the Opera of Puerto Rico with the new production of “Madama Butterfly” with Verónica Villarroel and Michael Didik.
  • May, he directed “Carmina Burana”, “Sinfonia Simple” by Britten, with the National Dance Company of Bellas Artes.
  • June, premiered the new production of “Il Trovatore” with Alfredo Portilla,
    Verónica Villarroel, Bárbara Devel and Genaro Sulvarán for Bella Artes.
  • September, he conducted the “Cuarta Gala Latina”, Grand opera concerto with the participation of Plácido Domingo, Bellas Artes Theatre, Mexico
  • October, Toured Northern Mexico with the operas “Turandot” and “Carmen”.
  • December, premiered the new choreography and production of “Cascanueces” in Bellas Artes.


  • Concerto in Santiago, Chile with Cristina Gallardo-Domaz and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre.
  • Debuted in Spain conducting “La Traviata” with Ainhoa Arteta, Villa-marta Theatre in Jerez.
  • May, celebrated the year Verdi conducting “Luisa Miller” in Bellas Artes.
  • Closure of the Cervantino Festival with Fernando de la Mora in the Alhóndiga de Granaditas with the Symphonic Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato.
  • “Madama Butterfly” National Auditorium with 8,000 seats sold out.
  • “El Cascanueces” with the National Dance Company, National Auditorium.
  • New production of “La Bayadera”, in Bellas Artes with the National Dance Company.
  • He conducted “Tosca” with the Puerto Rican Opera Company with Justino Díaz, César Hernández and Rosa Ma. Baker.
  • He participated in the worldwide homage to Agustín Lara, with the Symphony of Xalapa.
  • Carried out performances of “Madama Butterfly” in Xalapa and at the Cultural Festival of Sinaloa.
  • “Quinta Gala Latina” with many outstanding Latin singers.


  • Debuted in Munich Germany with the Bayerischer Rundfunkorchestre in the gala concerto with the tenor Rolando Villazón, in the Philarmoníe Hall.
  • Toured Spain with the opera “Lucía de Lamermoor” with the production of Emilio Sagi, in Córdoba and Jerez with the Symphonic Orchestra of Córdoba and the production of the Theatre of Oviedo.
  • New production of “Il Trittico” by G. Puccini in Bellas Artes.
  • “Raymonda” and “La Sílfide y el Escocés” with the National Dance Company, Bellas Artes.
  • He received the “LA LUNA” prize of the National Auditorium fro his participation in the best classical event with the opera “M. Butterfly” with the National Opera Company, which was sold out.
  • He returned to Puerto Rico with the new production of “Cavallería Rusticana” and “Pagliacci”.
  • He was again invited to close the Cervantino Festival with homage to Agustín Lara in the Alhóndiga de Granaditas.
  • He was invited to conduct the Grand Gala Concerto for the First Ladies, wives of the presidents of America, with the Chamber Orchestra of Bellas Artes.
  • At the end of 2002, he was invited to inaugurate the Valparaíso Cultural Carnival with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago Chile.


  • “Romeo and Juliet” with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga in Jerez.
  • “Norma”, new production, Bellas Artes.
  • Opera Gala, Verdi, Boito, Gounod, Bellas Artes.
  • Gala with the greatest hits of Broadway.
  • Tour of Spain: Santander, Córdoba and Málaga with “Romeo and Juliet” of Ch. Gounod.
  • Puerto Rico, “Sansón y Dalila” with Denyce Graves.


  • January - Gala concert in his honor for becoming part of COLEGIO DE SINALOA
  • February - Massenet's MANON, in Spain
  • March - ROMEO AND JULIETTE, in Malaga, Spain
  • May 8 - Performance of ballet LA BAYADERA at Bellas Artes
  • June & July - Eight performances of AIDA at Bellas Artes
  • June 25 - Gala concert for the governor of Guanajuato
  • August - Gala for the finals of the Carlo Morelli singing competition
  • September - Concert for the anniversary of the Mexican national anthem with the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad
  • September 29 - Gala concert, celebrating the 70111 anniversary of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, with Rolando Villazon
  • October 3 - Gala concert outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • October 6 - Concert at the Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato for the Festival Cervantino
  • October 7 - Gala concert at the Alhondiga de Granaditas for the Festival Cervantino
  • October 14 & 17 - LA BAYADERA at Festival Sinaloa
  • December 1 - Concert at Mazatlan honoring his 25th anniversary as a conductor
  • December 13 - Performance of THE NUTCRACKER at Bellas Artes


  • January & February - TOSCA at the International Festival at Antigua July - Concert with Ainhoa Arteta in Andalusia
  • October - RIGOLETTO in Puerto Rico


  • FAUST tour in Spain
  • September - ROMEO AND JULIETTE with Ainhoa Arteta and Rolando Villazon at Bellas Artes