Swan Lake by Teatro Colón closes the Teatro del Bicentenario’s cycle “Latin American Theater at home”
It can be enjoyed every Thursday, from June 04 to 25. The Bicentennial Theater of San Juan, the National Symphony Orchestra and Mario Iván Martínez, the National Theater Company and the Colón Theater of Buenos AIres participate in this second cycle of broadcasts.
The Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater, from the Cultural Forum Guanajuato, presents the second season of “Latin American Theaters in your home”, from June 04 to 25, through its fan page on Facebook. With the aim of continuing to spread high-quality artistic activities, offering content for the whole family during this contingency period, he presents the monthly program with the support and collaboration of the Bicentennial Theater in San Juan, Argentina; Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the National Symphony Orchestra, Mexico; Mario Iván Martínez and the INBA National Theater Company as well as OLA, Latin America Opera, a non-profit organization that groups Ibero-American opera theaters (of which the Bicentennial Theater Roberto Plasencia Saldaña is an active member), has for the month of June.
June 25, 8:00 p.m.: Swan Lake Ballet, at the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires.
The second season of “Latin American Theaters in your home” begins on June 04 at 8:00 p.m. with the choreographic work El Mesías, by the Bicentennial Theater in San Juan, Argentina, starring Victoria Balanza and Gerardo Marturano, along with a Outstanding cast of Argentine artists, who face this important technical and artistic challenge proposed by Wainrot’s iconic work.
The maestro Mauricio Wainrot, one of the greatest Argentine choreographers of international significance, is the one who directs this most excellent work. Wainrot takes the religious and emotional essence of Handel’s oratory and builds a ballet that transforms moods into movement, inviting the public to embark on a spiritual and introspective journey.
It should be noted that the choreography, which at times evokes scenes from the New Testament, will present mostly abstract scenes, and is closely related to the spirit inspired by Handel’s music.
To continue, on June 11 at 8:00 pm, the children’s show “Of hares, turtles and flats” is presented, a musical zoological fantasy by the INBAL National Symphony Orchestra, with the narration and stage direction of maestro Mario Iván Martínez, under the guest direction of maestro Raúl Delgado.
Tousled chickens, rough horses, dancing cats, a brave turtle and a certain proud hare, emerge from the magical lecterns of the National Symphony Orchestra. An unusual parade of animals spreads the show; It comes to life and color through the music of two magnificent North American composers, Aaron Copland and Leroy Anderson, as well as the narration of the great Mario Iván Martínez.
On Thursday June 18 at 8:00 pm we presented the play “DeSazón”, by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, with the National Theater Company of INBAL and starring Julieta Egurrola, Angelina Peláez and Luisa Huertas, actresses of the stable cast of INBAL’s CNT.
Three women evoke the seasoning that unites them to their memories, to the mixture of ingredients that summarize a part of their lives in the smell of packaging capable of keeping the echo of loneliness, in the favorite dish of a loved one or in the bittersweet smell of survival and gratitude.
Three monologues intertwine women of different conditions and origins in the exhibition of some of their culinary recipes: María Müller, Mennonite; Consuelo Armenta, a teacher in the Sierra de Chihuahua, and Amanda Campos, a guerrilla in Tarahumara clothes.
They are three survivors of loneliness and marginalization who come to the scene again to narrate their life in a land where the borders of social context, inequality and language rise like huge walls against which they rise to find a way To continue.
Closing with a flourish on June 25 at 8:00 pm, the ballet The Swan Lake, by the Teatro Colón, from Argentina; with a choreography by Mario Galizzi based on the originals by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, it will be performed by the Stable Ballet of the Teatro Colón conducted by Paloma Herrera, accompanied by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of the maestro Darío Domínguez Xodo.
The most fascinating of the classic ballets, it was the first that Tchaikovsky composed and continues to be the favorite of the public and of all the companies that perform it around the world. A classic from Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, created from Russian and German folk tales, tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by the curse of an evil sorcerer.
With a program made up of artistic disciplines such as ballet, theater and music, the second season of “Latin American Theaters at Home” is broadcast every Thursday through the Facebook page of the Bicentennial Theater Roberto Plasencia Saldaña.
True to its vocation to spread high-quality artistic activities, the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater of the Guanajuato Cultural Forum presents Latin American Theaters at home, a varied list of shows and productions from a selection of theaters affiliated with Ópera Latinoamérica OLA – organization without for-profit that groups Ibero-American opera theaters and of which the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater is an active member – as well as the National Theater Company (CNT) of the National Institute of Fine Arts that it will share, every Thursday from April 2 and until May 21, 2020, through its Facebook fanpage.
In addition, the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater, in alliance with the Guanajuato Television Unit, TV4, will offer from April 17 to 19, Picnic Opera at your home, its renowned program – which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary – in an adaptation Due to the current circumstances and in a distance format, an opportunity for Guanajuato families to enjoy from their home and through the theater’s fan page, three of their operatic productions: El Trovador, by Giuseppe Verdi; Carmen, by Georges Bizet and Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini.
This programming is possible thanks to the joint effort with the National Theater Company, the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Mayor Theater in Bogotá; Frutillar Lake Theater; Colón Theater in Buenos Aires; Bicentennial Theater of San Juan, Argentina, and the National Theater of Sucre in Quito, who have shared their productions for the enjoyment and enjoyment of Guanajuato.
Latin American theaters at home will begin with the staging Once again, please Michel Tremblay and presented by the National Theater Company (CNT) of INBAL, with performances by Angelina Peláez and Arturo Beristain. This work tells a story in which a narrator once again enjoys his mother through memory in order to settle accounts with the past, and that you can enjoy on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
On Thursday April 16 at 8:00 p.m., the National Theater Company (CNT) of INBAL presents We were three sisters by José Sanchis Sinisterra. This staging inspired by the text ‘Three Sisters’ by the Russian writer Antón Chekhov, tells the story of three women: Irina, Masha and Olga, who, after being left alone in a provincial city, seem to have fallen into a timeless situation , in which silences, mutual interruptions and monologues will make you discover that life is an invention of memory.
On Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m., the play Conference on Rain by Juan Villoro will be broadcast and presented by the National Theater Company of INBAL, with Arturo Beristáin Conference on Rain addressing a theatrical situation par excellence: public speaking. A lecturer misplaces his notes and nervousness leads him to say unthinkable things. The topic of the talk is the relationship between rain and love poetry. Starring a librarian, this monologue is a deep and often ironic reflection on the life of books and the emotions they arouse. A library is a collection of love, repudiation, suspicion and nostalgia, for what their volumes say, but also for the way they have been read.
Ópera Picnic en tu casa will start on Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm, with El Trovador, by Giuseppe Verdi; title that is part of the popular or romantic trilogy of the composer, and tells the story of the gypsy Azucena, who seeks to carry out a revenge, while Manrico, the troubadour, fights against the Count of Luna for the love of Leonor, with an ending in the one that hate overcomes love.
This production, released in August 2018, has the participation of the renowned soprano María Katzarava, the tenor Andeka Gorrotxategi, the baritone Jorge Lagunes and the mezzo-soprano Belém Rodríguez.
On Saturday April 18 at 8:00 p.m. we present the passionate opera Carmen, the last opera by Georges Bizet in which its protagonist, a gypsy with a bit of a fortune teller, directs her charms on the soldier Don José, unleashing an exciting story, with a heartbreaking ending. Alessandra Volpe, mezzo-soprano; José Manuel Chú, tenor; Armando Piña; Baritone and Marcela Chacón, soprano, are part of the cast of this montage released in August 2017.
To conclude Opera Picnic at your house on Sunday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece will be broadcast: Madama Butterfly, an exciting lyrical opera, in which Cio-Cio-San awaits the return of his beloved , facing poverty and disdain, sustained only by the dictates of her tender heart.
The cast of this operatic production, which was first staged in March 2013 and later in November 2016, is made up of Violeta Dávalos, soprano; Ernesto Ramírez, tenor; Jesús Suaste, baritone and Rosa Muñoz.
In support and as part of the strategies for linking with society, prior to the broadcasts, the Theater will launch the “# QuédateentuCasa, #consumelocal” strategy that seeks to encourage, as far as possible, the consumption of food and beverages in the modality home service, either by digital platform or through traditional delivery, in support of the restaurant and service sector of the State of Guanajuato, following all hygiene and health measures.
Through these activities, the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater offers a rich variety of alternatives, all of high quality, free of charge and thanks to the support of the network of theaters affiliated with Opera Latin America and the National Theater Company and that can be enjoyed from home through the fanpage.