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Calypso (telenovela)


Calypso (1999) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venevision. This telenovela lasted 80 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevision International.

Synopsis

Calypso is a picturesque and prosperous Caribbean island that, on the day of San Salvador, patron saint of the island, crowns the queen of the festivities, who this year is a lovely young woman named Maria Margarita, la Bella (the Beautiful). Everyone calls her that not only because of what is obvious to the eye, but also to differentiate her from her older sister, equally beautiful and with a similar name: Margarita Luisa, la Grande (the Elder).

But it turns out neither of the two Margaritas feel like celebrating today. La Grande is still in mourning - exactly one year ago, the sea took the life of Ernesto Lopez, the man she was going to marry. And la Bella is sad because she has to say goodbye to Mariano Gonzalez, a modest teacher who won her heart and is now leaving the island to never return. La Grande runs to the seashore in an attempt to feel closer to the man she so desperately misses. There, fate gives her the most extraordinary surprise: the swaying of the waves is carrying a mans body toward the shore. La Grande dives in and pulls him out of the sea bringing him to safety. And that is how Simon Vargas, who will be known on the island as the Castaway, regains consciousness in the arms of a beautiful woman whom he confuses with an angel.

A wonderful yet peculiar relationship develops between them as of that instant. La Grande feels that the prophecy of La Maga, her friend and protector, is coming true: When the sea takes a love, it always gives back a bigger, deeper one. But who knows if that new love will end up being destined for her sister, la Bella? Because inevitably, Margarita la Bella also falls under the spell of the Castaways sensuality, tenderness and joie de vivre. And that marks the beginning of a bitter war between the two Margaritas over the Castaways love - a war that will become legend on Calypso and on many other islands in the Caribbean.

Cast

Chiquinquira Delgado as Margarita Luisa Volcan - La Grande

Luis Fernandez as Simon Vargas - El Naufrago Perez

Flor Nunez as Otilia Gades

Alberto Alifa as Ernesto Lopez Larazabal / Eduardo Lopez Larazabal

Karl Hoffman as Jacinto Lara

Felix Loreto as Wenceslao Lugones

Eileen Abad as Yolanda Pujol de Martinez

Juan Manuel Laguardia as Francisco "el caco" Aguirre

Marian Valero as Helena Mendoza

Beatriz Vasquez as Manuela Rojo

Marcos Moreno as Capitan Jacobo Carmona

Zoe Bolivar as Dionisia

Javier Paredes as Cabo Flores

Rolando Padilla as Padre Braulio

Yvan Romero as Plinio

Daniel Garcia as Rafael Manrique

Mirtha Perez as La Maga

Jose Oliva as Lorenzo Volcan

Johanna Morales as Maria Margarita Volcan - La Bella

Aileen Celeste as Clara Rosa

Giovanni Reali as Pablo Gamboa

Laura Altieri as Laura de Gamboa

Jose Luis Zuleta as Canelon

Ralph Kinnard as Klaus

Aniuska Lopez as Mileydis

Ronny Martinez as Catire

Maria Luisa Lamata as Tia Cecilia

Theme song

The theme song to Calypso is "El poder de tu amor", performed by Ricardo Montaner.

See also

List of famous telenovelas

List of programs broadcast by Venevision

External links

Calypso at the Internet Movie Database

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