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Volver a Vivir

Volver a Vivir (1996-1997) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. Fausto Verdial came up with the original idea for this telenovela, Carmen C. Urbaneja was its executive producer, Hernando Faria was its general producer, and Cesar Bolivar and Luis Manzo were its directors. This telenovela lasted 127 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.


Carmen Teresa, the main character, is on the verge of ending her marriage when she discovers that her husband, Miguel Angel, is having an affair with his co-worker, Lili. For nine years, Carmen Teresa has been a devoted housewife whose main concern in life is to take care of her house, her husband and her only daughter. As a result, she has never pursued a professional career of any type. Miguel Angel is a typical womanizer who doesn't consider his behavior inappropriate since he provides for his family, fulfilling his marital responsibilities. Her husband's betrayal forces Carmen Teresa to find a new direction in life, giving her reason to question her reality, her relationship and the emptiness of her existence. Carmen Teresa's parents, specially her mother, live in the past. Their two older daughter are married and they expect the youngest to marry as well, but she has other plans. They also have a son, Alvaro, married with two children, who is as conservative as his parents. Much to his dissatisfaction, his wife does not share his ideals and eventually leaves him for another man. Musiu, Carmen Teresa's father, was born in Spain where he was intimately involved in social and political lost causes. Libertad is Carmen Teresa's sister who is married to Abelardo Fonseca. Libertad and Abelardo are wealthy, but terribly unhappy. He is the owner of an architectural company where Miguel Angel is employed. To make matters worse, Abelardo also has his eyes set on Lili. This complicates the situation even more because it eventually involves the whole family. Abelardo is the opposite of Miguel Angel. One is a modern-day exceutive, but bitter and arrogant, the other one is charming and maintains a nonchalant attitude on life. Lili, the woman Miguel Angel falls in "lust" with, is not a villain, rather a victim who has fallen in love with the wrong man. Sara, a close friend of the family, who Carmen Teresa's parents took in to their home as a baby, is a sincere, loving woman. Carmen Teresa's best friend, Miranda Kowalsky, is an outgoing, independent woman who owns a real state company. She has lived a love story similar to that of Carmen Teresa's. The struggle of a man and a woman with their individual feelings is a never ending plight. The character's feelings, in most cases, go from a simple lie to the heartless truth whenever someone tries to take away their love, their power and their belongings. The women in this story overcome their tragedies and change their destiny, and those who don't, at least have the option of doing so.


Gledys Ibarra as Carmen Teresa

Carlos Camara as Miguel Angel Bernal

Carlos Camara Jr. as Miguel Angel Bernal

Alberto Alifa as Doctor

Mariano Alvarez as Abelardo Fonseca

Ricardo Bianchi as Marcelo

Eduardo Gadea Perez as Gonzalo Suner

Bettina Grand as Lily Garzon

Reina Hinojosa as Lily Garzon

Dora Mazzone as Monica Guffanti

Francis Romero as Oriana

Francis Rueda as Sara

Eduardo Serrano as Bruno Santander

Carlota Sosa as Miranda Kowalsky

Elisa Stella as Adelina

Carolina Tejera as Angel

Virginia Urdaneta as Augusta Suner

Beatriz Valdes as Libertad

Dilia Waikaram as Maria de Lourdes

Theme song

The theme song to Volver a Vivir is "La Distancia y Tu", performed by Luis Silva.

See also

List of famous telenovelas

External links

Volver a Vivir at the Internet Movie Database

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