Esperanza del corazón

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Esperanza del corazón
Genre Telenovela
Created by Carlos Aguilar
Rosa Salazar
Susan Crowley
Written by Susan Crowley
Martha Olaiz
Directed by Rodrigo G. H. Zaunbos
Jorge Édgar Ramírez
Bosco Primo de Rivera
Ana Lorena Pérez-Ríos
Marco Flavio Cruz
Starring Bianca Marroquin
Patricio Borghetti
Lucía Méndez
Agustín Arana
Fernando Allende
Opening theme Esperanza del Corazón performed by Bianca Marroquin
Ending theme Esperanza del Corazón performed by Mané de la Parra
Cerca performed by Lucía Méndez
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 145 [1]
Executive producer(s) Luis de Llano Macedo
Producer(s) Antonio Arvizu
Bosco Primo de Rivera
Marco Flavio Cruz
Location(s) Filming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 41-44 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release July 18, 2011 – February 3, 2012
Preceded by Rafaela
Followed by Un refugio para el amor
Related shows Agujetas de color de rosa (1994)
Confidente de secundaria (1996)

Esperanza del corazón (English title: Hoping Heart) is a Spanish-language Mexican telenovela produced by Luis de Llano Macedo for Televisa in 2012. It is a merger of Aguetas de Color de Rosa and Confidente de Secundaria, produced by Luis de Llano Macedo in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

Bianca Marroquín, Agustín Arana and Patricio Borghetti starred as protagonists, while Lucía Méndez, Lisardo and Carmen Aub starred as antagonists. Marisol del Olmo, Thelma Madrigal and Mané de la Parra starred as stellar performances.


Canal de las Estrellas aired Esperanza del Corazón from July 18, 2011[2] to February 3, 2012, with Un Refugio para el Amor replacing it.[3][4] Univision aired Esperanza del Corazón at 2pm central from September 6 to October 14, 2011,[5] replacing one hour of Zacatillo, un lugar en tu corazón. It was later seen at 1pm central from October 17, 2011 to March 9, 2012, replacing Rafaela. From March 12 to March 23, 2012, Univision moved "Esperanza del Corazón" to 12pm central, due to El Talismán airing at 1pm central.[6][7]


It is the story of Ángela, who supported by her daughter Lisa, struggle to move on and overcome all the adversities that life presents them. After the death of her husband Franco, Ángela suffers the abuse and batter of her mother-in-law, Lucrecia, who withdraws her support and kicks her out of the house.

However, Ángela remains enthusiastic, and she will face the difficulties with dignity and fortitude. When she married Franco, Ángela put aside her humble origins and her career as a ballet dancer in order to mingle with high-class people. In spite of this, she never lost her naturalness nor stopped fighting to keep her family together.

When Franco dies and she becomes a widow, Ángela is forced to move into a popular neighborhood, where she will live together with low-class people, some of them hopeless, to whom she will transmit the joy of life and the love for the dance. Here, she will meet Mariano, a gorgeous and handsome ecologist, who will end up captivating her. Mariano has a son, Alexis, who is the pop-star of the moment and with whom Lisa and Krista will fall in love.

We will also meet Silvestre, Lucrecia’s butler, who lives in the “La Esperanza” development with her wife, a crazy, gossipy and sensual woman named Gladis, with whom he has 3 children: Brandon, Abril and Britni. The 3 siblings love each other but are and look completely different, which will lead us to discover some obscure secrets of the past that relate them to the Dupris family.

All of these characters and their own stories will provide us of a particular magic, where the main ingredients are love, the struggle between good and evil, the fight for keeping up with principles and finding the right way to defeat the villains, always with the perfect hint of tears, laughter and music.


Main Cast[edit]

Secondary Cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

  • Sandra Echeverria as Herself
  • Juan Carlos Colombo as Orvañanos
  • Santiago Torres Jaime as Billy Duarte Moreno
  • Sussan Taunton as Eglantina's mother


TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2012[8][9] Best Male Antagonist Lisardo Nominated
Best First Actor Fernando Allende
Best First Actress Lucía Méndez
Best Co-star Actress Marisol del Olmo Won
Best Young Lead Actor Alejandro Speitzer Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Thelma Madrigal
Best Male Revelation Mané de la Parra
Best Female Revelation Carmen Aub

Bravo Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2012 Best Female Antagonist Lucia Mendez Won

International Broadcasters of Esperanza del corazón[edit]

North & South America, Caribbean