Following an unprecedented sold-out debut at during the 2010/2011 TITAS season, Mariachi Vargas returns to Dallas to an adoring audience and a host of new fans. Often billed as "El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo, or "The Best Mariachi in the World," the group of 13 musicians and vocalists was formed in 1987 by Don Gaspar Vargas in the Mexican village of Tecalitlán. With five generations of performers now keeping their deeply rooted traditions alive, Mexico City based Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán entices audiences worldwide. The transcendent concert experience is everything you love about mariachi music--from the singing and musicianship to the costumes and pageantry. Quite simply, Mariachi Vargas are the quintessential kings of mariachi music. Outside of the U.S. and Latin America, the internationally acclaimed group has performed in Spain, the Czech Republic and Japan. In 2011, they performed in Paris for a European premiere of their first mariachi opera, "To Cross the Face of the Moon," produced in conjunction with the Houston Grand Opera.