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Paolo Bortolameolli directs Haydn’s Passion in a new broadcast of the Teatro del Lago

Joining the campaign started by the great theatres in the world, Teatro del Lago will broadcast titles such as Cóppelia, The Animal Carnival and Cantata de los Oficios, starring prominent artists, students from the School of Arts and choirs from the south of Chile.



In order for music and the arts to accompany families in these moments of confinement and prevention of the coronavirus and for culture to continue alive, Teatro del Lago will broadcast free and online the best productions of its nine artistic-educational seasons.



June 6, 5 pm: Symphony No. 49 in F minor, better known as “The Passion” by F. J. Haydn performed by Orquesta Academia Internacional Teatro del Lago, conducted by prominent Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli.

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“Desde el Lago / From the lake” is the name of this digital initiative, through which the Theatre will share weekly through its website, the shows performed by great artists together with the students of the Teatro del Lago School of the Arts. These are outstanding productions belonging to the institution and which have been an essential part of the training of the more than 6,000 students that the School of the Arts had from its beginnings in 2007. In addition, during the week of the premiere, material will be shared audiovisual, pedagogical, interviews and backstage typical of the production, through the Teatro del Lago networks and website ( in order to learn secrets and enjoy each of the works more.


On Saturday June 6 at 5 pm, the Symphony No. 49 in F minor, better known as “The Passion” by FJ Haydn, performed by the Orquesta Academia Internacional Teatro del Lago, will be broadcast free of charge and on the digital platform “Desde el Lago” in 2019 within the framework of the Easter Festival, directed by the outstanding Chilean director Paolo Bortolameolli. The orchestra specially summoned for that musical encounter, was made up of young musicians from Chile and Latin America, fully awarded by Teatro del Lago.


Symphony No. 49 in F minor, was written in 1768 by Joseph Haydn and his nickname “The Passion” was given by associating it with the literary movement Sturm und Drang developed in Germany during the second half of the 18th century and which granted the artists greater freedom of expression, exploring the extremes of emotionality.


Paolo Bortolameolli is one of the most outstanding and versatile Latin American musical talents today and the Chilean director with the most international projection of his generation. In April 2019, he was invited to conduct the Orquesta Academia Internacional Teatro del Lago, an excellent orchestral training experience carried out every year by the institution for musicians from all latitudes, in order to deepen and exchange knowledge at a technical and interpretive level.


“We are proud to present the work carried out by the 2019 International Academy, which is a milestone in the educational artistic training of our country and which annually brings together musicians from different countries in Latin America. This, plus the work done by Paolo Bortolameolli, results in this show that enchants and moves, and that will undoubtedly be an encouragement for families to follow the broadcast from their homes, ”says Cecilia Bravo, director of Art & Innovation Teatro del Lago.


“Culture plays a fundamental role in this challenging moment, giving us joy, hope and humanity. That is why we join the campaign that the great theatres and opera houses of the world have started and we do it by sharing our educational productions, which are at the center of our vocation as Theatre and School from Frutillar to the world “, explains Cecilia Bravo, Director of Art & Innovation at the Teatro del Lago Foundation.


To carry out this new project, which will last for the period of the Covid 19 emergency, artists such as Esdras Hernández, Claudia Yolin, La Llave Maestra and Sebastián Errázuriz, have generously assigned the rights to their works to be shared with the public.


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Transmission of the ballet Cóppelia, premiered in July 2019 in Frutillar. With the choreography of Esdras Hernández, the scenery and costume design of the outstanding national creator Pablo Núñez and the lighting design of Claudia Yolín, this work tells the story of Dr. Coppélius, a toymaker, and his Coppélia doll, inspired by Gepetto and Pinocchio, where love for his own creation exceeds reality.


The Animal Carnival, in a new proposal made in November 2018 by Teatro del Lago, which combines orchestral music and 2D animation. The work, one of the most famous by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, is performed by the Camerata and the Piccolo Orchestra of the School of Arts, to the sound of a series of scenes inspired by the animals in the musical suite, developed by the PunkRobot studio, creator of Story of a Bear.


La Cantata de Los Oficios, a work specially commissioned by Teatro del Lago and the Ibáñez Atkinson Foundation from the national composer Sebastián Errázuriz, as part of the program You Can Sing. Performed and premiered on October 18, 2018 in Espacio Tronador, by more than 300 children from 17 choirs in southern Chile, the Cantata addresses the tasks that were important for the development of the Lake Llanquihue Basin, many of them in force until today . 


“The Passion according to San Mateo” presented in Frutillar in 2013 by the Johann Sebastian Bach Ensemble, under the baton of the prestigious German director Helmuth Rilling, was the concert with which Teatro del Lago commemorated Easter in its free digital initiative, “From the Lago “. A title that presents the suffering and death of Christ according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew and that is considered a central work in the history of music.


Pedrito y el Lobo, it is one of the most recognized classical works by Sergei Prokofiev. It tells the story of Pedro and a series of animals represented by the different instruments of the orchestra. For this version created for Teatro del Lago and which was presented in August 2019 and January 2020, a novel multidisciplinary adaptation was made that revisits the work, incorporating current themes such as bullying and integration, in addition to adding dance and theater to the scene.


The orchestra formed for this version was made up of students from the School of the Arts and the Teatro del Lago Ensemble, as well as invited musicians, all conducted by Miguel Morán, a talented Spanish conductor with a strong pedagogical vocation. Pedrito y el Lobo also had the participation of dancers and the Youth Choir of the School of the Arts. The choreography was in charge of the choreographer and soloist of the Santiago Ballet, Esdras Hernández and the integral design and theatrical direction was carried out by the outstanding company La Llave Maestra.


Sunrise Mass, one of the star performances of the Teatro del Lago Easter Festival in 2019, will be broadcast. Theater artists along with advanced students from the Instrumental, Choral and Dance areas of the Escuela de the Arts, interpreted the work of the Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo, with the choreographic creation of the Spanish Avatâra Ayuso, artist in residence at Teatro del Lago in 2019. They were joined by the talent of the outstanding Chilean director, Paolo Bortolameolli, who he conducted the Teatro del Lago International Academy Orchestra, specially formed for this premiere through a call.


Waltzes to dream is a musical selection of the concert performed at the end of 2018 by the Teatro del Lago Ensemble to end the year with the best waltzes by composers such as Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Dvorák.


The wonder of the waltz and its composition, associated with the magnificence and elegance of imperial Vienna, will reach the homes of the country in the performance of the chamber music group formed by Nicolás Faunes (flute), Luis Damián Ortiz (violin), Sara Marigómez (viola), Pablo Silva (cello) and Cristina Naranjo (piano) and guest musicians Alejandro Cárcamo (viola) and Mathias Méndez (double bass).


The origins of the waltz date back to the 12th century, such as folk dances danced in the Tyrol region (Austria). In the 18th century it spread throughout Europe, making it very well-known in the citizenship and, later, in the halls of the upper bourgeoisie, gaining a popularity that lasts until today and that has inspired the greatest composers.


With the transmission of the works Réplica, Greta and a dramatized reading of Random and under the motto “Teatro hoy, teatro siempre”, the institution will join a new version of the National Theater Day, celebrated every May 11 in memory of the birthday by the outstanding Chilean director, Andrés Pérez Araya.


Random, written by Gerardo Oettinger, and starring the actors Héctor Morales, Tito Bustamante, Katty Kowaleczko and Nicolás Pavez. Random presents a group of scientists caught in a snow storm in Antarctica, who while waiting to be rescued are carried away by meditation on the most unknown side of the cosmos.


In addition, the public will be able to enjoy a post-function talk that will bring together the director of the play, Francisco Krebs, the actor Héctor Morales and the director of Art & Innovation at Teatro del Lago, Cecilia Bravo. The meeting will be held at Zoom and the public can join by registering in advance on the website


Replica will be broadcast. Under the original idea of ​​Isidora Stevenson, Francisco Krebs and Javier Ibacache, the work reflects on the scope of virtual reality while connecting five unknown strangers with an artificial intelligence program. Starring Paola Volpato, Patricia Rivadeneira, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Ximena Carrera and Felipe Zambrano.


For its part, Greta, was written by Ximena Carrera and features performances by Coca Guazzini, Kathy Salosny, Carmina Riego and Daniela Lhorente, under the direction of Constanza Brieba and Jorge Díaz. The work brings together a retired anthropologist with her two older daughters, who face various conflicts after discovering a beached whale a few meters from their home.


The magical spirit of Nutcracker, the most emblematic creation of M. Petipa and P.I. Tchaikovsky, will be presented through the digital platform From the Lake. A successful version of the choreographer Esdras Hernández, starring more than 140 students from the dance area of ​​the Teatro del Lago School of the Arts and created especially for them.


The ballet also includes the national dancer Max Benítez and the stars of the National Ballet of Cuba, Anette Delgado and Dani Hernández, who perform the iconic Grand Pas de Deux of this ballet, dazzling the public with their technique and virtuosity.


Die Zauberflöte, the opera presented in 2012 at the Teatro del Lago Tronador space, will also reach the public digitally in “Desde el Lago”. The lyrical production has the régie of Christian Boesch, one of the most important Papagans in history and the cast is made up of prominent figures from the Chilean lyric such as Evelyn Ramírez, Constanza Dörr, Andrea Aguilar, Gonzalo Araya and David Gaéz, in addition to international singers like Insung Sim and Ekaterina Lekhina. Artistic bodies from Valdivia, Santiago and Panguipulli came together to make this lyrical production a reality: The Valdivia Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Choir of the Catholic University of Chile and the Panguipulli Choir.


The musical direction is in charge of the director Pedro Pablo Prudencio, the scenery in the hands of the Teatro del Lago technical team created by the national artist Germán Droghetti, who also designed the costumes for this production. While the lighting design was the responsibility of the American Clifton Taylor.

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