Since its founding, the Concepción Symphony Orchestra has been involved in opera performance. Over the last years, the University of Concepción Cultural Corporation has staged its own productions of the following operas and lyrical programs:

2015 – The Magic Flute, by W.A. Mozart

Conductor: Julian Kuerti (Canadá) / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso / Design: Germán Droghetti / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Lighting: Álvaro Torres.

Cast:

Queen of the Night: Carla Domingues (Brasil) / Tamino: Luis Rivas / Sarastro: Mateo Palma / Speaker & 1st Priest: David Gáez / 2nd Priest: Max Rivas / 1st Man in Armour: Leonardo Navarro / 2nd Man in Armour: Arturo Espinosa / Papagena: Denise Torre / Papageno: Ricardo Seguel / Pamina: Yaritza Véliz / Monostatos: Rony Ancavil / 1st Lady: Andrea Aguilar / 2nd Lady: Regina Sandoval / 3rd Lady: Gloria Rojas / 1st Genie: Andrea Betancur / 2nd Genie: Cecilia Aguayo / 3rd Genie: Mauricio Arriagada / UdeC Choir.

2015 – Wagnerian Night

Conductor: Julian Kuerti / UdeC Choir, directed by Carlos Traverso / Soloist: Maureen Marambio.

 


2014 – Carmen, by Georges Bizet (concert version)

Conductor: Julian Kuerti / Choirm Director: Carlos Traverso / Children’s Choir Director: Christian Barrera.

Cast:

Carmen: Evelyn Ramírez / Escamillo: Ricardo Seguel / Don José: Gonzalo Tomckowiack / Micaela: Maureen Marambio / Frasquita: Andrea Betancur / Mercedes: Annya Pinto / Dancairo: Ramiro Maturana / Remendado: Leonardo Navarro / Zúñiga: Pablo Castillo / Morales: Nicolás Suazo / UdeC Choir / Colegio Salesiano Choir (31 children).

2014 – The Impresario, by W. A. Mozart (similar to the 2009 production)

Conductor: Julian Kuerti / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Set and costume design: Germán Droghetti.

Cast:

1st Lady: Claudia Pereira / 2nd Lady: Sherezade Perdomo / Impresario: Pedro Espinoza / Audition Girl: Andrea Betancur / Buff: Lautaro Lobo/ Reporter: Julio Olave.

2013 – La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Julian Kuerti / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Set and Lighting Design: Francisca Bravo / Costume Design: Marianela Camaño / Set and Costume Making: Alejandro Parada / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso.

Cast:

Violetta: María José Dulín / Alfredo Germont: Andrés Veramendi / Giorgio Germont: Ricardo Seguel / Doctor Grenvill: Igor Concha / Comissioner: Diego Anabalón / Barone: Fabián Bello / Gastone: Exequiel Pardo / Giuseppe: Maximiliano Riva / Flora: Macarena Espinoza / Anina: Annya Pint / Marchese: Pablo Castillo / UdeC Choir.

2013 – Il Campanello, by Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Rodolfo Fischer / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso / Set design, costumes, lighting and makeup: Marianela Camaño.

Cast:

Enrico: Ricardo Seguel / Don Annibale Pistaccio: Rodrigo Navarrete / Serafina: Marcela González / Madama Rosa: Andrea Betancur / Spiridione: Leonardo Navarro / UdeC Choir.

2012 – Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Donato Cabrera / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Esteban Sánchez & Francisca Bravo.

Cast:

Don Giovanni: Christian Senn / Leporello: Ricardo Seguel / Donna Anna: Pamela Flores / Donna Elvira: Constanza Domínguez / Don Ottavio: Luis Olivares / Commendatore: Sergio Gallardo / Zerlina: Jenny Muñoz / Masetto: Cristian Moya / UdeC Choir.

2011 – Il Signor Bruschino, by Gioacchino Rossini

Conductor: Vicente Larrañaga / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Set design, costumes, lighting and makeup: Marianela Camaño.

Cast:

Florville: Luis Olivares / Sofia: Jenny Muñoz / Gaudenzio: Sergio Gallardo / Bruschino senior: Arturo Jiménez / Bruschino junior: Claudio Sánchez / Filiberto: Cristián Moya / Marianna: Annya Pinto / Commisioner: Leonardo Navarro.

2009 – Lucia di Lammermoor, by Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Donato Cabrera / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Esteban Sánchez.

Cast:

Lucia: Sonia Rodríguez-Bermejo / Edgardo: Luis Olivares / Enrico: Christian Senn / Arturo: Pedro Espinoza / Raimondo: Sergio Gallardo / Alisa: Carola Hormazábal / Normanno: Luis Rivas / UdeC Choir.

2009 – The Impresario, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Cristóbal Urrutia / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Arnoldo Weber.

Cast:

1st Lady: Claudia Pereira / 2nd Lady: Sherezade Perdomo / Impresario: Pedro Espinoza / Audition Girl: Evelyn Vergara / Secretary: Lautaro Lobo.

 

2008 – Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini

Conductor: Donato Cabrera (Concepción) & Tomasz Golka (Talca & Viña del Mar) / Régie: María Concepción Perré & María de la Paz Perré / Choir Director: Carlos Traverso / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Esteban Sánchez.

Cast:

Cio-Cio San: Cecilia Frigerio & Miriam Caparotta (Talca & Viña del Mar) / Pinkerton: Luis Olivares (Concepción) & Pedro Espinoza (Talca & Viña del Mar) / Sharpless: Ricardo Seguel / Suzuki: María Isabel Vera / Goro: Pablo Ortiz / Yamadori: Arturo Jiménez / Bonzo: Pablo Castillo / Kate: Náyade Vega / Registrar: Alejandro Pizarro / Comissioner: Luis Vera / Yakuside: Sebastián Dubó / Cio-Cio San’s child: Maximiliano Délano / UdeC Choir.

 

2008 – La Serva Padrona, by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Conductor: Cristóbal Urrutia / Régie: Gonzalo Cuadra / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Arnoldo Weber.

Cast:

Serpina: Jenny Muñoz / Uberto: Ricardo Seguel / Vespone: Eduardo Caruz.

 

2007 – La Traviata, by Giussepe Verdi

Conductor: Carlos Vieu / Régie: Matías Cambiasso / Choir Director: Eduardo Gajardo / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Esteban Sánchez.

Cast:

Violeta Valéry: María José Dulín / Alfredo Germont: Fernando Ramos / Giorgio Germont: Fitzgerald Ramos / Flora Bervoix: Carola Hormazábal / Gastone: Iván Rodríguez / Dottore Grenvil: Samuel Riveros / Marchese D’Obigny: Pablo Castillo / Barone Douphol: Arturo Castillo / Annina: Sherezade Perdomo / Giuseppe: Pablo Jiménez / Messenger: Alfredo Lucero / UdeC Choir.

 

2006 – The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini

Conductor: Luis Gorelik / Régie: Matías Cambiasso / Choir Director: Eduardo Gajardo / Set design and costumes : Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Esteban Ruiz and Jonatan Mancilla.

Cast:

Figaro: Christian Senn / Count Almaviva: Luis Olivares / Rosina: Alicia Cecotti / Dottore Bartolo: Alberto Jauregui / Don Basilio: Lucas Debevec / Berta: Denise Araneda / Fiorello: Igor Concha / UdeC Choir.

 

2005 – Luisa Fernanda, zarzuela by Federico Moreno Torroba

Conductor: Carlos Vieu / Régie: Rodrigo Navarrete / Choir Director: Eduardo Gajardo / Set design and costumes : Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Ricardo Yáñez / Dance director: Rocío González
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Cast:

Luisa: Miriam Caparotta / Javier: Gonzalo Tomckowiack / Carolina: Sherezade Perdomo / Vidal: Leonardo López / Mariana: Carola Hormazábal / Rosita: Jenny Muñoz / Nogales: Nelson Olate / Aníbal: Alejandro Torres / Jeromo: Eduardo Caruz / Don Florito: Bruno Rocha / B. Porras: Ricardo Seguel / Capitán: Pablo Castillo / El Saboyano: Exequiel Pardo / Don Lucas: Roberto Garrido / Churrera & Criada: Claudia Callejón / Vendedor: Alexis Sánchez / Vendedora & Vecina: Sarvia Navarrete / UdeC Choir.

 

2005 – Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Luis Gorelik / Régie: Rodrigo Navarrete / Set design: Sandra Santander and Dolores Weber / Costumes: Sandra Martínez / Lighting: Arnoldo Weber & Claudio Palacios.

Cast:

Rigoletto: Marcelo Lombardero / Gilda: María José Dulin / Duke of Mantua: Carlos Duarte / Maddalena: María Cecilia Toledo / Sparafucile: Sergio Gómez / Montenore: Rodrigo Navarrete / Giovanna: Carola Hormazábal / Marullo: Alexis Sánchez / Borsa: Exequiel Pardo / Page: Carolina Arratia / Countess Ceprano: Sarvia Navarrete / Count Ceprano: Igor Concha / Usher: Pablo Castillo.

 

2004 – The Marriage of Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Luis Gorelik / Régie: Rodrigo Navarrete / Choir Director: Mateo Palma / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Ricardo Yáñez.

Cast:

Count: Luciano Garay / Countess: Sherezade Perdomo / Susanna: Emanuela Tesch / Figaro: Rodrigo Navarrete / Basilio: Exequiel Pardo / Cherubino: María Luján Mirabelli / Marcellina: Carola Hormazábal / Bartolo: Sergio Gómez / Curzio: Isaack Verdugo / Antonio: Igor Concha / Barbarina: Sarvia Navarrete / UdeC Choir.

2003 – Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini

Conductor: Luis Gorelik / Régie: Patricio Méndez / Set design and costumes: Germán Droghetti / Lighting: Ricardo Yáñez.

Cast:

Cio Cio San: Miriam Caparotta / Pinkerton: Juan Tarpinian / Sharpless: Luciano Garay / Suzuki: María Lujan Mirabelli / Goro: Pablo Ortiz / Yamadori: Igor Concha/ Bonzo: Jorge Negroni / Kate: Sherezade Perdomo.