La Virgen de las Siete Calles (TV series)
|La Virgen de las 7 Calles|
Enrique Alfonso with the actors Marisol Mendez and Agustin Saavedra.
|Genre||Dramatic television series|
|Directed by||Juan Miranda|
Juan Carlos Zambrana
|Opening theme||"La Virgen de las 7 Calles" - the theme
(by Erwin Vaca Pereyra)
|Country of origin||Bolivia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Location(s)||Santa Cruz de la Sierra|
La Virgen de las Siete Calles (Spanish for: "The Virgin of the Seven Streets") is a Bolivian TV drama adapted from a novel with the same name by Alfredo Flores. Produced by Santa Cruz Films Productions in 1987 with a total of 15 chapters, adapted for television and directed by Enrique Alfonso and Juan Miranda.
It tells the story of Zora Abrego, only daughter of Antorio and Aurora, who died in a hunting accident and fire. After losing her parents, Zora is in the charge of her aunt Paulina, who hated the girl because she envied the life of Aurora. When Zora, the "Virgin", matures, she is virtually sold by her aunt to Juvenal Roca, who after a while fleeing after committing a crime. Zora meets the newcomer Carlos Toledo at a party. Romance develops between them after the return of Juvenal, but ends in tragedy.
The opening was presented with a soft and sad melody harmonica (interpretation of Erwin Vaca Pereyra), showing the youthful face of the protagonist looking behind their shoulders, adorned with flowers embroidered cloth that wraps around the head, characteristic of time.
Megavisión Channel 18 (re-released in 2007)
It was one of the first soap operas produced in Bolivia. Both the literary and television production were well received by the public Santa Cruz of Bolivia.
The book has again gathered force through the TV series, but in television production only presented the story of manners and love, leaving aside the social background that is described in the novel.
- in order of opening
|Marisol Mendez||Zora Abrego / Aurora|
|Juan Carlos Zambrana||Carlos Toledo|
|Agustín Saavedra||Juvenal Roca|
|Efraín Capobianco||Juan Bravo|
|Carlos Jordán||Alberto Chavez|
|Claudia Alfonso||Zora Abrego (child)|
|María del Carmen de Alfonso||Ms. Concepción|
|Frida Soria||Aunt Petrona|
|Etelvina Peña||Aunt Virginia|
|Antonio Anzoategui||Coloreta Gutiérrez|
|Enrique Alfonso||Diego Marañon|
|Luis Valenzuela||Aurelio Ortiz|
|Monica de Urey|
|Fanny De Alfonso|
|Rosa María Barba|
|Joao Jose Antonio|
|Lily De Rivero|
|Ricardo Alfonso||Carlos Toledo (child)|
|José Luis Capobianco|
|Joaquín De La Fuente|
|Mireya De Díaz|
|Jazmine Soruco||Spanish dancer|
- La Virgen de la Siete Calles Theme - Erwin Vaca Pereira
The background music was played by outstanding musicians in the middle known as José René Moreno (on guitar), the synthesizer Pablo Orellana & Otto Rau. The opening theme was an instrumental song played on harmonica.
Elements of the TV series
Profile of the characters
- Zora Abrego, a beautiful woman who received the nickname "The Virgen of the Seven Streets" because, since childhood, her features were so perfect that she compared her with a Virgin by the residents of the area "The 7 streets" (Las Siete Calles) of Santa Cruza at 1920. Her blue eyes and honey-colored hair gave him such a characteristic that differed from the other girls.
- Carlos Toledo, a young student, returning from Buenos Aires after several years to fix an economic problem that prevented him from completing their studies.
- Juvenal Roca, is a man without scruples that has interest by Zora, convinces her aunt Paulina to take her. He has no affection and often humiliates her.