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La Negra Ester

Roberto Parra et Andrés Pérez

1940. A brothel in the port of San Antonio, Chile. A singer, Roberto, falls madly in love with a prostitute: Ester.


It’s wartime, and there are shortages of everything except poverty. Hardship reigns. Yet love is still possible. La Negra Ester is a tender, humorous portrait of the humble, ordinary people who never make it into history books. A dramatic musical written entirely in decasyllabic verse, it is the magnificient love song of those who have little reason for hope.


El Gran Circo Teatro Lyrics and Music by Roberto Parra Directed by Andrés Pérez