Die Fledermaus: Genius Johann Strauss II closes the second digital season of Ópera de Bellas Artes

The cycle that began last Sunday with the transmission of Rusalka, to continue with Macbeth, L’italiana in Algeri, Otello and Le nozze di Figaro. Once the broadcast is over, the videos will be stored on the YouTube channel of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico until the end of the quarantine.



On May 3, the Opera de Bellas Artes de México began its Virtual Season, which it is transmitting through theplatform Contigo en la Distancia, which the Ministry of Culture has created, to offer society cultural and artistic activities during the Conference. Nacional de Sana Distancia, as well as on the channel of YouTube the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.


As part of the Virtual Season of Ópera de Bellas Artes, every Sunday, at 5 pm, a title will be released, which will remain online throughout the period of health contingency.



July 19, 5 p.m: Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss II.

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Concert “Javier Camarena Sing to Mexico. Gala Rossini ”

Accompanied by young Mexican talents, some of them from the Fine Arts Opera Studio, the outstanding tenor Javier Camarena performs a tutto Rossini program, as a tribute to the composer on the 150th anniversary of death, with some famous and other lesser-known parts of the operas The thieving magpie, Count Ory, Ricardo and Zoraida, Moses in Egypt, the Italian in Algiers, Mr. Bruschino, Cinderella and Semiramide.


Guest soloists: Anabel De la Mora, Guadalupe Paz, José Manuel Caro, Rodrigo Urrutia.
Members of the Fine Arts Opera Studio: Ariadne Montijo, Akemi, Endo, Frida Portillo, Mariel Reyes, Leonardo Sánchez, Édgar Villalva, Carlos Arámbula and David Echeverría.

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes

Concert Director: Srba Dinić

Javier Camarena Canta a México . Gala Rossini



The action takes place in Germany, at Count Stankar’s castle, at the beginning of the 19th century. Stiffelio, a Protestant minister, returns from a trip. During his absence, his wife Lina has been unfaithful to him with Rafaelle, which keeps her imprisoned. Lina feels compelled to confess her guilt, but her father, Count Stankar, orders her to remain silent to avoid extreme pain for Stiffelio and to avoid family disgrace. The truth is almost discovered by Minister Jorg who informs Stiffelio about the evidence of treason, but in the midst of general confusion, he fails to prove it. After this event, Rafaelle is challenged to a duel by Stankar who, in the heat of the fight, and surprised by his son-in-law, reveals to him the name the traitor. Lina is disowned by her husband before going to preach before her parishioners. In the pulpit of the temple, Stiffelio changes the sermon originally prepared for one that improvises at the moment and inspired by the New Testament passage of the adulterous woman, before the stupor of all.


Stiffelio, Protestant Minister: Luis Chapa
Lina, wife of Stiffelio, daughter of Stankar: Violeta Dávalos
Stankar, old colonel, count of the empire: Alfredo Daza
Raffaele, a nobleman from Leuthold: Andrés Carrillo

Jorg, old Protestant minister: Enrique Ángeles
Federico di Frengel: Ángel Ruz
Dorotea, Lina’s cousin: Rocío Tamez
Fritz, dumb servant: Brandon Carmona

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes

Concert Director: Felix Krieger
Stage director: Daniela Parra




The opera recounts the journey of the writer Gustav von Aschenbach to Venice, where he hopes to find lost inspiration. There he meets the young Tadzio, for whom he is deeply attracted. He seeks to explain to himself this new and sudden sensation, from the very value of beauty. Despite the fact that the city is shaken by cholera, the writer decides to stay in it, to follow, although always distant, by the side of the young man who has captivated him.


Gustav von Aschenbach: Ted Schimtz
Traveler, Dandy older, Gondolier, Hotel manager, Barber, Head of comedians, Voice of Dionysus: Armando Gama
Voice of Apollo: Santiago Fulfilled
Tadzio: Ignacio Pereda


Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes

Concert Director: Christopher Franklin
Stage director: Jorge Ballina

Death in Venice



It is the last Italian-language opera by Pesaro’s favorite son, who wrote it in 1825. It is a Rossini “whose writing is an absolute and generous feast of virtuosity and refinement,” says Iván López Reynoso, concert director in this production; while Carlos Corona, stage director, considers The trip to Reims to be “a journey towards another reality”.

It tells the story of a group of European aristocrats who seek to reach the coronation of Charles X de Bourbon as king of France and meet at a spa, where they are stranded. They do not manage to go to the coronation, but they keep the good spirits and organize, right there, a celebration in honor of the monarch.


Corinna, Roman poet: Gabriela Herrera
Melibea, Polish Marchioness: Guadalupe Paz
Countess of Folleville, widow: Claudia Cota
Madama Cortese, owner of the spa: Alejandra Sandoval
Cavalier Belfiore, French officer: Enrique Guzmán
Earl of Libenskof, Russian general: Santiago Ballerini
Baron Trombonok, German officer: Josué Cerón
Lord Sydney, English Colonel: Carsten Wittmoser
Don Profundo, Italian antique dealer: Armando Gama
Don Álvaro, Spanish officer: Carlos López
Don Prudencio, spa doctor: Charles Oppenheim
Don Luigino, cousin of the Countess of Folleville: Édgar Villalva
Delia, Corinna’s friend: Rosario Aguilar
Maddalena, spa housekeeper: Gabriela Flores
Modestina, maid of the Countess of Folleville: Liliana Aguilasocho
Antonio, butler of the spa: Jorge Eleazar Álvarez
Zeferino, postman: Felipe Gallegos
Gelsomino, spa waiter: Rodrigo Petate

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes

Concert Director: Iván López Reynoso
Stage director: Carlos Corona

Il viaggio a Reims



The action takes place in the Latin quarter of Paris, in the 19th century. A group of bohemians, who live precariously and share a room in Paris, face a series of situations that lead them from fun, love and illusion, to jealousy, abandonment and grief. Rodolfo and Mimí fall in love, but he decides to leave her as he believes that the bohemian life and the limitations they lead will not help their beloved in her precarious state of health.


Mimi: Violeta Dávalos
Rodolfo: Xavier Cortés
Marcello: Luis Ledesma
Musetta: Marcela Chacón
Colline, Alejandro López
Schaunard, Roberto Albarrán
Benoit, Leszek Zawadka
Alcindoro, Leszek Zawadka
Parpignol, Édgar Gutiérrez
A customs officer, Sergio Ovando
A sergeant, Roberto Aznar

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes
Schola Cantorum Children’s Choir of Mexico

Concert Director: Srba Dinić
Stage director: Luis Miguel Lombana

La Boheme



During a dance at Prince Orlofsky’s palace, Falke, a friend of Gabriel von Eisenstein, plans a funny revenge against him because, once, after a masquerade ball, Gabriel made him return home disguised as a bat in Full day. To do this, she persuades him to attend this dance, where there will be beautiful women, instead of going to jail that night to pay a brief sentence. In order not to be recognized, he will be presented as the Marquis Renard. As part of his plan, he sends an invitation to Adele, Gabriel’s maid, who will attend elegantly dressed, which will attract the attention of his master. Falke also invites Rosalinda, Gabriel’s wife, who will pose as a young Hungarian and will grab the attention of the alleged marquis, but will not be recognized by her husband for wearing a mask. The double identity of the guests will create a series of entanglements that will culminate the next day in the prison, where Gabriel has already appeared and meets the dancers.


Gabriel von Eisenstein: José Adán Pérez
Rosalinda: Marcela Chacón
Dr. Falke, notary: Armando Gama
Adele, Rosalinda’s servant: Claudia Cota
Prince Orlofsky, Russian nobleman: Guadalupe Paz
Alfred, a singing teacher: Enrique Guzmán
Dr. Blind, Gabriel’s attorney: Antonio Duque
Frank, prison warden: Charles Oppenheim
Ida, Adele’s sister: Lourdes Echevarría
Frosch, jailer: Juan Carlos Beyer

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes

Concert Director: Srba Dinić
Stage director: Luis Miguel Lombana

Die Fledermaus




The mermaid Rusalka is the little daughter of the Spirit of the waters, who lives in the lake with other aquatic beings. She confesses to her father the love she feels for a human who usually goes swimming. His frightened father tells him of the evil of humans and warns him that by loving him he will become mortal and they will not be able to see each other. Rusalka persists and asks the witch Ježibaba to help her become human, to conquer that man. She grants the nymph’s wish, but not before letting her know that the cost of her decision will be very high.


Musical director: Srba Dinić

Stage director: Enrique Singer

Rusalka: Daniela Tabering

Príncipe: Khachatur Badalian

Vodník: Kristinn Sigmundsson

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It will be seen from May 10, until the end of the health contingency.

The action takes place in Scotland. Macbeth and Banco, victorious generals of King Duncano over the rebels, find some witches who predict that Macbeth will occupy the throne in the future and that Banco will be the father of kings. Motivated by ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to anticipate events and to do so they murder the king and all the subjects who stand in his way, including his own friend.


Macbeth: Alfredo Daza

Lady Macbeth: Csilla Boross

Bank: Rubén Amoretti

Macduff: José Manuel Chú

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes.

Concert Director: Marco Guidarini

Stage Director: Lorena Maza

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It will be seen from May 17, until the end of the health contingency.

Isabella, a young Italian, decides to go in search of her lover Lindoro, a prisoner in the palace of Mustafa, Bey de Algiers. After her boat was caught off the coast of Algeria, Isabella was caught and brought before the Bey, who immediately fell in love with her. Mustafa’s plan is to marry his wife to Lindoro, while he stays with Isabella. But, he does not know that the Italian has her own plan that, when developing it, will leave her a lesson. 


Isabella: Guadalupe Paz

Lindoro: Édgar Villalva

Mustafà: Ricardo Seguel

Taddeo: Josué Cerón

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes.

Concert director: Srba Dinić

Stage director: Hernán Del Riego

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It can be seen from May 24, until the end of the health contingency.

Otello, victorious Moorish general at the service of the Republic of Venice and Governor of Cyprus, is a victim of the intrigues devised by Iago, his lieutenant, resentful for not having been appointed captain. The outcome will result in a tragedy that will cover the Moor’s palace with blood.


Otello: Kristian Benedikt

Desdemona: Elena Stikhina

Iago: Giuseppe Altomare

Emilia: Encarnación Vázquez

Orquesta y Coro del Teatro de Bellas Artes.

Concert director: Srba Dinic

Stage director: Luis Miguel Lombana

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It will be seen from May 31, until the end of the health contingency.

Tangled comedy that takes place in Seville, Spain, where Figaro and Susana – servants of Count Almaviva – are about to be married. Before granting his permission for the link, the count plans to seduce Susana, exercising the abolished “pernada right.” The couple in love, in complicity with the hurt Countess Almaviva, prepare to prevent it at all costs. For her part, Marcelina, helped by Bartolo, will do her best to ensure that Figaro fulfills an old contract that requires him to marry her, much to the Count’s delight. The general confusion that prevails in the palace will increase, until reaching a climax in the resolution of which a series of unexpected events will intervene.


Figaro: Denis Sedov

Count Almaviva: Armando Piña

Countess Almaviva: Narine Yeghiyan

Susana: Letitia Vitelaru

Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro de Bellas Artes.

Concert Director: Srba Dinić

Stage Director: Mauricio García Lozano

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