November 28, 2022 | Life & Culture

Chile’s Paolo Bortolameolli conquers the Paris Opera with Tosca

Chile’s Paolo Bortolameolli conquers the Paris Opera with Tosca | Marca Chile

The Chilean artist, who conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will present the last of 11 performances of the iconic opera Tosca this Saturday, November 26. He is currently part of Imagen de Chile’s Creators of the Future Network, and is preparing his schedule for 2023. It will include milestones in Chile, as well as events in the United States, Finland and Latin America.

The renowned Chilean conductor, Paolo Bortolameolli, made his debut during October and November at the Paris Opera, an institution with more than 350 years of history. During the past weeks, he has had the opportunity to conduct 11 performances of Tosca, an iconic opera written by the Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini.

“It’s been a really beautiful experience. It’s been a privilege, whichever way you look at it, to work in one of the most important opera houses in the world, with an extraordinary orchestra and a world-class international cast (with singers such as Joseph Calleja, Saioa Hernández, Elena Stikhina and Gerald Finley in the main roles), as well as putting on an opera like Tosca, which is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the repertoire,” stated Paolo Bortolameolli. “Each of the functions has had a full house, and I think that this type of milestone enhances our country’s cultural reputation abroad.”

Bortolameolli will appear as musical director in a concert with the Santiago Philharmonic at Santiago’s Municipal Theater in December, where he will conduct Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “The Resurrection.”

Additionally, he will conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 as part of the 30th anniversary of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra. Fourteen Chilean choirs and eight soloists have been called for the occasion, in addition to the National Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Chile inspires the world

Paolo Bortolameolli is one of the 23 people who have made up the “Chileans Creating Future Network” since 2020. The network is a group of stakeholders who are world leaders in the areas of business and exports, life and culture, science and knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, and tourism and sports. Aligned with our country image strategy, they contribute to positioning the talent, innovation and creativity that make our country stand out around the world.

“It fills me with pride to be able to contribute what I can as a cultural ambassador. Also, wherever I go I tell the artists that they have to visit our beautiful country, and I’m always surprised that there is a lot of interest and curiosity. Chile is a country that is at the top of the wish-list of all those I work with,” Bortolameolli explained.

Paolo Bortolameolli’s schedule includes concerts in Finland, where he will conduct the Helsinki Philharmonic playing Brahms’ Symphony No. 2; and the United States, with the Detroit Opera in Michigan and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; as well as presentations in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.

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