November 25, 2022 #ChileDiverse #ChileGlobal

Chilean director Paolo Bortolameolli conquers the Opéra National de Paris with La Tosca

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This Saturday, November 26, the Chilean artist who conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will present the last of 11 performances of the iconic opera Tosca. The national artist, who today is part of the Future Creators Network of Imagen de Chile, prepares his agenda for the next 2023, which considers from milestones in our country, to events in the United States, Finland and Latin America.

The renowned Chilean conductor, Paolo Bortolameolli, made his debut during the months of October and November at the National Opera of Paris, an institution with more than 350 years of tradition, where, during the last few weeks, he had the opportunity to conduct 11 performances of Tosca, an iconic opera composed by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

"It has been a very beautiful experience. To work in one of the most important opera houses in the world, with an extraordinary orchestra and a luxury international cast (with singers of the stature of Joseph Calleja, Saioa Hernandez, Elena Stikhina and Gerald Finley in the main roles) as well as performing an opera like Tosca, which is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the repertoire, is a privilege by any standards", says Paolo Bortolameolli. "Each of the performances has been with a full house, and I believe that, for our country, this type of milestone enhances our cultural presence abroad," he says.

During December, Bartolameolli will conduct Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "The Resurrection" in a symphonic concert with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra at the Santiago Municipal Theater. In addition, in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bortolameolli will conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 8, an occasion for which 14 choirs and eight Chilean soloists have been summoned, in addition to the current National Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Since 2020, Paolo Bortolameolli is one of the 23 people that make up the "Network of Chileans creating the future", a congregation of actors that today lead worldwide in the areas of business and exports; life and culture; science and knowledge; innovation and entrepreneurship; and tourism and sports, which aligned with the country image strategy, contribute to the positioning of talent, innovation and creativity that highlights our country.

"It fills me with pride to be able to contribute what I can as a cultural ambassador. Besides, wherever I go I tell the artists that they have to visit our beautiful country and I am always surprised that there is a lot of interest and curiosity. Chile is a very present destination in the desires of those with whom I work", says Bortolameolli.

Internationally, Pablo Bartolameolli's schedule includes concerts in Finland, where he will conduct the Helsinki Philharmonic in Brahms' Symphony No. 2; the United States, with the Michigan Opera Fair in Detroit and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; as well as performances in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.




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