World Opera Day 2022: OLA re-releases “The 12th Gate”
As part of its special programming for World Opera Day 2022, OLA will re-release the digital opera La compuerta n° 12, written by the Chilean composer Miguel Farías and co-produced with the Municipal Theater of Santiago, the Cultural Corporation of the University of Concepción (Corcudec ) and the artistic consultancy of the Center for Advanced Studies of Contemporary Music Foundation of Argentina. The work can be seen for free on OLA’s YouTube channel throughout October 25.
Gate No. 12, a digital opera-monodrama with composition and libretto by Miguel Farías and stage and film direction by Chilean Christine Hucke, will be re-premiered this October 25 as part of the special programming of Ópera Latinoamérica for World Opera Day 2022. The opera can be seen completely free of charge on October 25 on the Ópera Latinoamérica YouTube channel.
The experimental opera is based on a story included in the book Sub Terra by Baldomero Lillo, a short story writer and master of Chilean social realism, and tells the story of a profound Chile, where the baritone Patricio Sabaté plays Pablo, the main character, who is wrapped in an aura daydreaming in his workshop, he remembers the pains of the sacrificial life of coal miners that marked his childhood.
The production of the opera had the support of the Municipal Theater of Santiago, the Cultural Corporation of the University of Concepción (Corcudec) and the artistic consultancy of the Foundation Center for Advanced Studies of Contemporary Music of Argentina.
During the process of creating this proposal, an innovative methodology in education was developed, taking Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a model, which will be presented to the school world in March 2021. It was made possible thanks to a Fund for Innovation in Education from the Fundación Mustakis, nominated by the theater association Ópera Latinoamérica (OLA) and in collaboration with City Lab, Ecosisteam and the Extension Center of the National Institute (CEINA), the latter articulating the participation of young people from the emblematic high school in the project.