The historic building once again begins operating with an attractive cultural agenda, after its symbolic opening on 4 August with participation by the Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel.
The Santiago Municipal Theater had to be closed for five months to repair the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Chile on 27 February. Despite the fact that some repairs still need to be done to the facility, the main hall is already in a condition to receive the public.
On 4 August a gala reopening was held that included the presence of major international figures like the Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel, the Italian mezzo soprano Luciana D’Intino and the South Korean tenor Woo-Kyung Kim.
The most traditional of theaters in the capital now returns with its Midday Concert Series program, with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra (OSNJ). The program will include performances of works like the overture to Richard Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, the Serenade for Winds by Richard Strauss, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s First Symphony.
The orchestra directed by José Luis Domínguez was founded in 1992 and is comprised of 70 musicians ranging in age from between 14 and 24. The group of young people has received acknowledgement in Chile with the Alpes and Altazor awards, in addition to being distinguished by the Art Critics Circle.
In addition, it has performed in countries like Venezuela, Colombia and the United States. Its next performance will be in the city of Valparaiso on Saturday 14 August at 20:00, for the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María concert season.
The Santiago Municipal Theater, located in Agustinas 794, right in the middle of downtown, will also offer an attractive agenda of concerts and operas, including a presentation by the distinguished Chilean pianist Roberto Bravo on 27 August.