Lucía Rodríguez and her interpretation of Gilda: where to see one of the best performances of carnival 2023

The performance of Lucía Rodríguezwhen considering individual yields, was up to now one of the most relevant in the early stages of the Official Contest of Groups of Carnivalwhich takes place at the Teatro de Verano.

The actress and communicator plays Gildain one of the two parodies of Los Muchachos, one of the groups with the largest fans and usually a candidate for the first prize in parody.

“In these months of rehearsal and now of performances I listened to Gilda much more than when I was 15 years old,” Lucía said, laughing.

He added: “I am a fan of Gilda, since alwaysWho of our generation, older or younger, hasn’t danced to Gilda’s songs? I always wondered why a parody of Gilda hadn’t been done before.with the history it has. When the “Colo” (Eduardo Gianarelli) proposed it to me right away I told him not even crazybecause it was a very big responsibility, but hey, here we are, everyone is happy”.

The show that Los Muchachos presented to the jury of the carnival contest was so far the best of those that were seen in the parodists category, and it is clearly on the podium of the best proposals, considering the 12 groups that have already debuted, out of a total of 39.

In a global proposal titled with the name of one of Gilda’s songs, I do not regret this loveafter the presentation and prior to the farewell, two parodies follow one another, the first on the history of the Villa del Cerro and the second about the life of the Argentine singer.

Lucía Rodríguez, as Gilda.

“I was very happy, tired but very happy because the work of a lot of months was reflected and people enjoyed it. The contest is another topic, obviously very important, but what fills us the most is the response of the people, who We had been seeing her on the stage and yesterday we had another divine night,” said Lucía.

Although many people praised his performance, as an individual contribution to the group, “in Los Muchachos, priority was always given to doing collective shows, in one of the parodies I have the responsibility of impersonating the character that gives the parody its name, but the work is collective, for example my friends Leticia Cohen, Denisse Caseaux, who I love and admire, they were brilliant, they made delights, laugh and move“.

The parody about the history of the Cerro neighborhood.

In the show, which lasts 70 minutes, in addition to playing Gilda in the second parody, Lucía develops other contributions.

Singing, like Gilda, is for Lucía the biggest challenge: “Without a doubt, I was watching the video and I noticed my voice was a bit shaky, I’m leaving my comfort zone, I feel comfortable acting, doing humor… this is like a singer is asked to make jokes… singing is hard for me, I never studied singing, but here they supported me a lot so that I would not be exposed and I do it with a lot of love and respect“.

His great work on the stage of Parque Rodó has a precedent that supports the quality of his interpretation: was chosen as the best character in the Parodist category during the Inaugural Parade held on Avenida 18 de Julio.

In the case of Gilda, at the Ramón Collazo and on the tablados, Lucía exposes key moments in the artist’s life: when she worked as a teacher at the initial education level, when she became more and more involved in the world of tropical music and finally when he passes away, with alternating humorous and more reflective moments, all with an alternation of performances, choreography and musical themes.

Parody about Gilda.


A couple of standout moments in the parody are when it is used a choreography to represent the moment of the accident that caused the death of Gilda (see in the video at 56’30”) and when, at the end, there is a sequence of excerpts from seven of the most popular tracks of the artist, in a hooked musical by Agustín Amuedo: You were; I do not regret this love; Love me softly; Brave Heart; I’ve lost a heart; Landscape; and It is not my farewell (see in the video at 59’45”).

Another instance, perhaps the most emotional, is when Lucía asks viewers to believe in their dreams even if the doors close, challenging them to “fly high”, as Gilda did.

The figures

Los Muchachos, who prepared their show at the Montevideo basketball club, are directed by Marcel Yern and the artistic direction is in charge of Eduardo Gianarelli and Maximiliano Xicart. Among the components with the greatest participation are Martín Perrone, Leticia Cohen, Denisse Caseaux, Damián Lescano, José Morgade and Fabrizio Silvera.

Parody about Gilda.

going for the third

Los Muchachos won first prize in the carnival contest in 2016 and in 2020.

In the 2022 contest they occupied the third position in the points table, behind Caballeros and Zíngaros.

The Boys, in their presentation.

where to see them

This Friday Los Muchachos will perform on the stage of the Municipal Velodrome at the 20th hour; on the free stage of Municipality F at 9:50 p.m.; on the stage of the Liverpool club at 22:50; and on the popular stage of Las Acacias from 11:50 p.m.

A moment of farewell.

Lucía Rodríguez and her interpretation of Gilda: where to see one of the best performances of carnival 2023