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Sergio Ortega
Birth: Feb. 2, 1938
Death: Sep. 16, 2003

Composer. He studied composition at the National Conservatory of the University of Chile. He also was civil employee of the Institute of Musical Extension and for several years sound engineer of the Theater Antonio Varas. In the allendista period, he was Artistic Director of the television channel of the University of Chile. From the same day of the coup d'etat, Sergio obtains asylum in the Embassy of Panamá in Chile. Later, the same year, he left Chile for France where he lived until his death. He had a great number of musical comedies like "Asunto Sofisticado," "La dama del abanico" and many works with texts of the poet Pablo Neruda, like the cantata "Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murieta", the "Canto General" and many others. The songs that gave him more notoriety are: "Venceremos", with lyrics by Claudio Iturra, and "El Pueblo Unido jamás será vencido" with the collective collaboration of the famous group "Quilapayún." He composed more than 10 operas and several cantatas, songs and works of diverse nature like music for cinema, theater, of symphonic camera. At the time of his death, he was director of l’Ecole Nationale de Musique de Pantin, France. He was buried in a flank of the tomb of Victor Jara. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile
Santiago
Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Aug 30, 2004
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Sergio Ortega
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Sergio Ortega
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Sergio Ortega
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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