Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica

Address: Los Colegios de Moravia, San José, Costa Rica
Phone: 2240 0333 ext. 311


Abstract: The National Lyric Company was born on January 22, 1980, by which the state begins to allocate a budget for the realization of an annual season that satisfies the interest of the public and Costa Rican artists. Currently, the CLN is a Technical Unit of the National Music Center (CNM), has an Artistic Director and other administrative staff, relying on the programming of the National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) and the National Symphonic Choir (CSN) to the presentation of the annual seasons. Along with an intense work of recitals and concerts with the participation of national singers in the main auditoriums and tours of cultural extension, in its years of existence the National Lyrical Company has presented both in the National Theater and in the Popular Theater Melico Salazar works summits of the universal repertoire of composers, such as: Giacomo Puccini, Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, Carl Orff, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gaetano Donizetti, Ruggero Leoncavallo and Pietro Mascagni, as well as composers nationals among which Benjamín Gutiérrez stand out with the representation of the operas “El Pájaro del Crepúsculo”, and “Las Dos Evas”; and Carlos Escalante Macaya, with the play “Nosotros Dos”.