Enrique Alonso a.k.a. "Cachirulo" was a younger close friend and cultural heir of Maria Conesa, a famous music theater actress and singer in the beginnings of the twentieth century. Both shared a passion for the zarzuela genre, imported from Spain and very popular in those times. Enrique kept her memory alive and took care of her collection of dresses. He later hosted a public TV show with the best zarzuela music played by talented singers.
Enrique Alonso received a homage for 50 years of artistic career in Mexico's Palace of the Fine Arts, the most important space for any Mexican artist.