Municipal Delivery: Ninth Symphony performed by the Wiener Akademie Orchestra

In this fourth stage, four premieres will be broadcast, available for two weeks to the public: the documentary “Marcia Haydée: A Life for Dance”, the concert of Beethoven’s Symphony Ninth performed by the Wiener Akademie Orchestra under the direction of Martin Haselböck and presented at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Colombia); the ballet “Sleeping Beauty” (Tchaikovsky-Haydée) performed by the Santiago Ballet and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra; and Wagner’s opera “Der fliegende Holländer”, in a creation by Fura del Baus presented at Teatro Real in Madrid.




All transmissions begin at 8:00 pm on the first day.

July 10 to 24: Documentary “Marcia Haydée: A life for dance”.

July 24 to August 07: Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by the Wiener Akademie Orchestra at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá.

August 07 to 21: Sleeping Beauty performed by the Santiago Ballet and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.

August 21 to September 04: Der fliegende Holländer, from the Teatro Real in Madrid.

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“We wanted to start this fourth season with an emblematic figure for our Municipal Theater, Marcia Haydée. She has been an inspiring figure not only for our artists, but also for the international world of dance. It seemed relevant to us to make known through our platform a documentary that allows us to look in depth at what his career and his life were like, ”says Carmen Gloria Larenas, General Director of Teatro Municipal de Santiago. She adds that “is also important highlight the cooperation that has been generated in this context, among the theaters in the region, grouped in Opera Latin America, which has allowed us pass through Municipal Delivery titles and premieres theaters like the Mayor Theater and the Teatro Real de Madrid, as well as taking our productions to other places in the world ”.


This fourth stage begins this Friday, July 10, at 8:00 p.m., with the documentary “Marcia Haydée: A Life for Dance” directed by Daniela Kallmann and inspired by the life of one of the most important dancers of the 20th century. Marcia Haydée has been director of the Santiago Ballet for more than 15 years – from 1993 to 1996 and from 2004 to date – and this documentary tells her story from her childhood in Niterói and Rio de Janeiro, to her triumph on the biggest stages. of the world . An intimate and exciting first-person account of a figure who has dedicated his life to dance.


As part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, Municipal Delivery premieres on Friday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m. with one of the most widespread works in history, the Ninth Symphony, performed by the Orchestra Wiener Akademie directed by the Austrian organist and composer Martin Haselböck, founder of this praised group. The orchestra, recognized worldwide for the use of period instruments and for replicating the original sound and style of the 19th century, is accompanied on this occasion by soprano Melba Ramos (Puerto Rico), mezzo-soprano Andrea Orjuela (Colombia), tenor Gustavo López Manzitti (Argentina), the baritone Günter Haumer (Austria), the Youth Philharmonic Choir of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Cecilia Choral Society. This concert was presented at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2018.


In the framework of Children’s Day, the Municipal Delivery continues on Friday, August 7, at 8:00 p.m., with the transmission of the ballet Sleeping Beauty performed by the Santiago Ballet and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra. A classic story inspired by the namesake story by Charles Perrault with the music of PI Tchaikovsky. This ballet was the first foray into the world of choreographic creation by Marcia Haydée and is a tribute to her partner for many years: Richard Cragun. An unmissable show, where good and evil take a leading role in the roles of the Fairy Lila and Carabosse.


To end this fourth season, the opera Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner will be presented on Friday, August 21, at 8:00 p.m., one of the most representative masterpieces of the romantic period, which arrives at the Municipal Delivery from Teatro Real of Madrid. The world-famous theater company, La Fura dels Baus, signs this production in which the fight between good and evil, light and darkness, are but a reflection of the inner storm of a spirit that has been snatched away freedom. The main roles are performed by Kwangchul Youn (Daland), Ingela Brimberg (Senta), Nikolai Schukoff (Erik), Kai Rüütel (Mary), Benjamin Bruns (The helmsman of Daland) and Evgeny Nikitin (The Dutch) along with the Choir and Orchestra Headlines of the Royal Theater directed by Pablo Heras-Casado. This is a production of the Opéra National de Lyon, in co-production with the Bergen Nasjonale Opera, Opera Australia and the Opéra de Lille.



The Virtual Gatherings will be held every Thursday at 8:00 p.m., on the YouTube channel of Municipal de Santiago and will bring together Paolo Bortolameolli and Luis Ortigoza. While the first, principal guest conductor of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, He will lead these dialogues with the community regarding the concerts, Ortigoza, assistant director of the Santiago Ballet, will do it with the ballet ones. Finally, the journalist and critic Joel Poblete will fulfill this role in the opera gatherings.

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This third stage begins this Friday, May 15, at 8:00 p.m. with the broadcast of the ballet suite Raymonda in the version by Luis Ortigoza, which was presented in the summer of 2019 in the Sculpture Park thanks to a agreement between the Cultural Corporation of Santiago and the Cultural Foundation of Providencia. In this version, the public will be able to appreciate beautiful sets and costumes in this shorter and more dynamic proposal that presents a high demand for the leading role and maintains the fundamental role of the dance body, which in this case has a more masculine presence than in the original.


Aleksandr Glazunov’s music is adapted by Pedro-Pablo Prudencio and Luis Ortigoza’s choreography is based on that of Marius Petipa, the set design and costumes are provided by Pablo Núñez and lighting by Ricardo Castro. The narrator was Juan Carlos Bistoto and in the main roles, the dancers Katherine Rodríguez and Emmanuel Vázquez are the ones who will give life to the story of a love threatened by war and distance. Along with them are the soloists and dance corps of the Ballet de Santiago directed by Marcia Haydée.


For this third season of the Municipal Delivery, the Municipal de Santiago will resume the gatherings – every Thursday – now in a virtual way and including the ballet functions. The first one, dedicated to the ballet Raymonda, will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 14, at 8:00 p.m. -live- on the YouTube Channel of the Municipal de Santiago and which will be starred by Luis Ortigoza who, along with Cecilia Herrera, Coordinator of the Community and Public Area, they will be talking and answering the questions of those who participate in it.


The season continues on Friday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. with the Beethoven and Violin Concerto, performed by the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra together with the soloist Richard Biaggini, conducted by the maestro Juan Pablo Izquierdo recently presented in March 2020. The Violin Concerto in D major composed in 1806 was created by Lv Beethoven during one of the most prolific stages of his career and became one of the most particular works in the violin repertoire.


In this present season of the Municipal Delivery there will be a special program of the Cultural Heritage Day on May 29, 30 and 31 in which the Municipal of Santiago will join the # DíadelPatrimonioEnCasa, initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Cultures, the Arts and The Heritage that for the first time, in its 21 years of existence, will take place virtually due to the context of a health emergency in which we find ourselves. That is why, the Community and Public Area of ​​the Municipal of Santiago has organized a special program that includes, in addition to the opera, ballet and a Small Municipal show, other activities, live events and competitions for children.


For this occasion, the opera be presented again and only for that weekend -29, 30 and 31 May. El Cristo de Elqui by Miguel Farías with libretto by Alberto Mayol, the ballet La Casa de los Espíritus in Eduardo’s choreography will Yedro and inspired by the book by the national writer Isabel Allende and the children’s show Papelucho at the Opera with music by Sebastián Errázuriz and libretto and stage direction by María Izquierdo, as a way to rescue the intangible heritage present in each of these works.


On Friday June 5, at 8:00 pm , the concert will be presented Divertimento Nocturno, a selection of works performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Municipal de Santiago in the Frutillar 2020 Musical Weeks, in two concerts conducted by Alejandra Urrutia. The program includes works by F. Mendelssohn, J. Suk, V. Bianchi, and J. Strauss II. The existence of this group, as well as its participation in the 52 Musical Weeks -in which the Municipal of Santiago is present for the first time- is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Corporation of Friends of the Municipal of Santiago.


This season continues on Friday, June 12, at 8:00 p.m. with the concert De Bach a Batman performed by the Ensemble of Musicians of the Small Municipal Orchestra. A chamber concert specially created for the little ones who will be able to enter the fascinating world of classical music. Ideal to enjoy a Friday with the family.


To end this season on Friday, June 19, at 8:00 pm the opera Il Puritani by V. Bellini will be presented. Recognized as one of the jewels of Romanticism and lyrical gemstone, it was presented at the 2016 Season of the Teatro Real starring Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena, Venera Gimadieva and Celso Albelo, together with the Orquesta Titular de la Teatro Real, conducted by Evelino asked. It has the stage direction of Emilio Sagi and the scenography of Daniel Bianco. A co-production of the Municipal Theater of Santiago and the Royal Theater of Madrid.


Seen by thousands of people at its premiere in 2019, the show “Falla y Flamenco” debuts on the Municipal Delivery platform this Friday, June 26, at 8:00 p.m., thanks to a collaboration facilitated by Paolo Bortolameolli, associate director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) and principal guest conductor of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.


“It is one of our objectives to take advantage of the reach that our new digital platform has demonstrated and offer the greatest possibilities of artistic experiences to our public. That is why we are proud of this specific collaboration for this project with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where a Chilean musician has had such a brilliant performance. With this screening, we inaugurate weeks where we will present the musical team of the Municipal de Santiago in different ways, ”says Carmen Gloria Larenas, general director of the Municipal.


Bortolameolli hosts this vibrant program dedicated to Spain which, at its peak, presents the ballet “El Amor Brujo” by Manuel de Falla, masterfully performed by the Venezuelan bailaora Siudy Garrido along with members of his company Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater. In addition to this show, the Spanish singer-songwriter Argentina López – twice winner of the Latin Grammy – performs Alma de Candela. And the musicians José Luis de la Paz on guitar and Diego Álvarez on percussion, who together with the LA Phil musicians, achieved an emotional and vibrant sound that resulted from the fusion of both musical styles, under the baton of the Chilean Bortolameolli.


“El amor brujo” by Manuel de Falla, is one of the most interpreted and versioned works in the history of Spanish music. The plot tells the tormented love story between two young men, Candela and Carmelo.


Municipal de Santiago wants to especially thank the artists and technicians who are part of the stable bodies of the Municipal such as Pedro-Pablo Prudencio, Marcia Haydée and Paola Rodríguez, the School of Ballet directed by Patricio Gutiérrez, and White Chorus of Voices the Municipal, as well as those who have joined specific projects such as Sebastián Errázuriz, José Luis Domínguez, María Izquierdo, Miguel Farías, Jaime Pinto, César Morales, Alberto Mayol, Pablo Núñez, Jorge Gallardo, Rodrigo Claro (QEPD), Patricio Sabaté, Evelyn Ramírez and Yaritza Véliz, among many others. They gave up their rights for this free digital Season. And of course, the many international artists who have been part of these productions. 


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Ballet El Nutcracker. A beautiful classical ballet that has become synonymous with Christmas and entertainment family, especially with Tchaikovski memorable sheet music and magnificent Jaime Pinto’s choreography. Along with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by

Pedro-Pablo Prudencio.


Opera Papelucho at the opera. The unforgettable character of Marcela Paz, Papelucho, stars in this premiere of “Municipal Delivery”. This time, the great 8-year-old boy comes to the opera, thanks to the creativity of the composer Sebastián Errázuriz and the actress María Izquierdo.


Opera El Cristo de Elqui. The opera, with four acts and a prologue, was released in 2018 and is the result of long collaborative work between one of the most radical Chilean composers, Miguel Farías – known for his opera Renca, París and Liendres -, and the sociologist Alberto Mayol . The Christ of Elqui is based on the novels The Art of the Resurrection and Queen Elizabeth sang rancheras by the national author Hernán Rivera Letelier.


The staging is by the renowned Franco-Argentine stage director Jorge Lavelli with musical direction by Pedro-Pablo Prudencio. The baritone Patricio Sabaté, recognized for his role as Figaro in the Barber of Seville, plays the Christ of Elqui, while the mezzo-soprano Evelyn Ramírez, famous for the roles of Leonora Dorini in the Triumph of Honor and for her character Sonyetka in Lady Macbeth, among others, she plays Queen Elizabeth in this production. For her part, the young soprano Yaritza Véliz, selected from the Young Talents program at the Royal Opera House in London, personifies Magdalena.


Opera The Barber of Seville. This buffa opera by Gioacchino Rossini –which we could well describe as a romantic comedy– is one of the last classic operas that, in turn, opens the doors to bel canto. The sparkling score is starred by a talented cast of guest artists, the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santiago Municipal Choir, under the direction of Rossinian expert José Miguel Pérez-Sierra. The staging is by the Italian director Fabio Sparvoli. The cast includes the participation of the Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov in the role of Figaro, the South African tenor Levy Strauss Sekgapane, winner in 2017 of the “Operalia First Prize”; The prestigious world competition that rewards young opera singers will be Count Almaviva and Russian mezzo-soprano Victoria Yarovaya will play Rosina.


Ballet Swan Lake. More than one hundred years after its premiere, Swan Lake reaches “Municipal Delivery” with the sublime music of Piotr I. Tchaikovski and the choreography of Marcia Haydée. The ballet tells the love story between Prince Siegfried and the fragile Odette, who has been condemned by the wicked sorcerer Rothbart to be a swan by day and a princess by night.


Ballet The house of the spirits. Inspired by the novel of the same name by the Chilean writer Isabel Allende with music by the composer and national director, José Luis Domínguez and Eduardo Yedro’s choreographic proposal, which at its premiere in 2019 was acclaimed by the public and critics. And that this week is part of the celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the Santiago Ballet.


Concert The Beethoven Night, Philharmonic Ensemble, chamber ensemble winning the Gold Medal of the Vienna International Music Competition – and other prominent artists.


“My first four seasons.” A concert in which the word easily introduces the movements of the work composed by Antonio Vivaldi. A fabulous musical and sensory experience for both children and adults, performed by the Small Municipal Orchestra conducted by Pedro-Pablo Prudencio.


In a dance show, the Santiago Ballet and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra build the plot on stage and get applause from the public. But magic is also possible thanks to a great human team that does a job, for the most part, totally invisible. Who are and what do the people who work behind the scenes of a great theater do? That is the story told by the documentary Hidden, which premieres this Wednesday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m., on the digital platform Municipal Delivery within the framework of International Dance Day. Tramoyas, illuminators, technicians and designers are the protagonists of this documentary short film directed by Gabriel Bucher, audiovisual director and former dancer of the Santiago Ballet.


Hidden was filmed during the preparations for the ballet La Cinderella, a production premiered at the Municipal de Santiago in 2018. The tape shows the public the unknown work of those who work behind the scenes. “What motivated me to make this documentary was to be able to show the public what I never see, because they always see magic on stage, but that magic is created and produced by people who do not appear on stage, and that thanks to their work, It works like a clock, they bring the shows to life. And they are just as important as the artists on stage, ”says Bucher, its creator.


To end this second stage of the Municipal Delivery be presented on Friday, May 1, the opera, at 8:00 p.m. Aída by Giuseppe Verdi will, in a production by the Teatro Real de Madrid, an alliance that is part of the collaborative work of the network Latin American Opera.


Aída is one of Verdi’s best-known operas, a fresco of extreme emotions, crossed by love and the tragic fate of its protagonists. The “Triumphal March” and “Celeste Aída”, two of the best-known pieces of this musical work, have allowed it to be one of the most performed operas since its premiere. The protagonists of this production are Soloman Howard (King of Egypt), Violeta Urmana (Amneris), Ludmyla Monastyrska (Aída) and Gregrory Kunde (Radamés). The Titular Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Real are conducted by Nicola Luisotti and the stage direction is by Hugo de Ana.

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“Today, more than ever, art is a bridge that connects us, communicates us and comforts us in these challenging times. We have set out to take on this challenge and that is why we launched a digital proposal that includes works of opera, ballet for all ages, works and artistic-didactic material for children, online guided tours of this heritage building and also some surprises that are being prepared by our artists for the public. We are sure that art is a way of meeting and a universal language that will unite us in these days ”, says Carmen Gloria Larenas, General Director of Municipal of Santiago


Along with the musical recordings, the season includes educational material – downloadable and interactive – for children linked to various artistic works, videos that will allow you to discover various corners of the theater and various collaborative activities that will invite Chileans to share their playlist and readings during the quarantine. . In addition, the Municipal teachers’ network will be shared with pedagogical material related to the titles and booklets of artistic education, to facilitate the development of their classes remotely. In the next few days we will also add material developed by Fundación La Fuente in order to also encourage reading. 



“We are grateful to the more than 300 thousand people who, through our platform Municipal Delivery, enjoyed opera and ballet. It has given us great joy to have made a community around the arts, and we invite many more to join this second stage, with which we are bringing the Municipal Theater of Santiago to all Chileans and projecting it at the same time to the world”. With those words, the general director of the Municipal Theater of Santiago, Carmen Gloria Larenas began today the second stage of the Municipal Delivery, the successful digital platform created by the institution in early March to accompany Chileans during this period of quarantine due to the coronavirus.


After taking stock, Larenas explained that in the first stage of the platform, a total of 150,000 devices were connected to the free broadcasts of the Ballet Nutcracker and El Lago de los Cisnes, from the operas El Cristo de Elqui, El Barbero de Seville and the production Papelucho at the Opera, reaching more than 300 thousand people. 90% of users connected from Chile -from Arica to Punta Arenas- and the rest did from the United States, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.