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We were at the premiere of this spectacular opera. We tell you how it went
On the night of March 13, Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly premiered at the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater, in the city of Bogotá, in co-production with the Opera de Colombia. A show of two hours and twenty-five minutes that leaves you speechless, for the staging, the talent of each of the participating artists, the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica Juvenil fusion and the Choir of the Opera of Colombia. The next two functions will be held on Friday 15 and Sunday 17 March, so that if you have not purchased your tickets you can do it through Primera Fila or at the theater box office.
Leer en español: Madama Butterfly en el Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Starting the show, the work was commemorated in honor of the recently deceased Gloria Zea, an essential figure in the artistic and cultural environment, since she was the culture manager in the country, as well as being Director of the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá until the year 2016. The presentation was transmitted via streaming to the Teatro Colón, where at the same time the last goodbye to that important character was being given. With a heartfelt message at the beginning and end of the show, it was mentioned that she will always be in the hearts of all Colombians.
The show was impeccable, with a cast, musicians and first-class production group. Most of the people who made this incredible show possible are Latin Americans. Beginning with the protagonist, the lieutenant of the North American Navy Pinkerton, interpreted by the Colombian tenor César Gutiérrez. Within its repertoire, you can find more than thirty-five titles of Verdi, Strauss and of course Puccini. From Uruguay the baritone Marcelo Guzzo who played the consul Sharpless, who took his studies in Uruguay, New York and who won in 2001 the prize for "Best Uruguayan Lyric Voice" in the International Singing Competition Giuseppe Verdi.
Behind the show is the Chilean Rodolfo Fischer as Musical Director, Alejandro Chacón Scenic Director from Argentina and Luis Díaz Hérodier (El Salvador Colombia) who is the Director of the Choir of the Opera of Colombia. In production it is. Liliana Duque from Colombia who carried out the design of the scenery impeccably and Adán Martinez from Uruguay who left everyone astonished with the beautiful costumes of the characters, an issue of great importance to be a story that takes place in Japan. And last but not least the Lighting Design by the Colombian Jheison Castillo, who achieved sublime changes of light, impeccably for what is achieved on a stage, so much that the changes from day to night were subtle but they understood each other perfectly.
LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray Mariño
Translated from "Madama Butterfly en el Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo"