Esperanza del corazón

Esperanza del corazón (English title: Hoping Heart) is a Spanish-language Mexican telenovela produced by Luis de Llano Macedo for Televisa. It aired on Canal de las Estrellas from July 18, 2011 to February 3, 2012.[1][2][3] It is a merger of Aguetas de Color de Rosa and Confidente de Secundaria, produced by Luis de Llano Macedo in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

Esperanza del corazón
Screenplay by
  • Susan Crowley
  • Martha Oláiz
Directed byRodrigo Hernández
Creative directorAlejandro Reidman
Opening theme"Esperanza del corazón" by Bianca Marroquín
Ending theme"Esperanza del corazón" by Mané de la Parra
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes145
Executive producerLuis de Llano Macedo
  • Marco Flavio Cruz
  • Antonino Munguía
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
EditorJorge Agustín Arango
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelevisa
DistributorTelevisa Internacional
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC (480i)
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release18 July 2011 (2011-07-18) –
3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)
Preceded byRafaela
Followed byUn refugio para el amor

Bianca Marroquín, Agustín Arana and Patricio Borghetti starred as protagonists, while Lucía Méndez, Lisardo and Carmen Aub starred as antagonists. Marisol del Olmo, Thelma Madrigal and Mané de la Parra starred as stellar performances.

In the United States, Univision aired Esperanza del Corazón from September 6, 2011 to March 23, 2012.[4][5][6]


It is the story of Ángela, who supported by her daughter Lisa, struggle to move on and overcome all the adversities that life presents them. After the death of her husband Franco, Ángela suffers the abuse and batter of her mother-in-law, Lucrecia, who withdraws her support and kicks her out of the house.

However, Ángela remains enthusiastic, and she will face the difficulties with dignity and fortitude. When she married Franco, Ángela put aside her humble origins and her career as a ballet dancer in order to mingle with high-class people. In spite of this, she never lost her naturalness nor stopped fighting to keep her family together.

When Franco dies and she becomes a widow, Ángela is forced to move into a popular neighborhood, where she will live together with low-class people, some of them hopeless, to whom she will transmit the joy of life and the love for the dance. Here, she will meet Mariano, a gorgeous and handsome ecologist, who will end up captivating her. Mariano has a son, Alexis, who is the pop-star of the moment and with whom Lisa and Krista will fall in love.

We will also meet Silvestre, Lucrecia’s butler, who lives in the “La Esperanza” development with his wife, a crazy, gossipy and sensual woman named Gladis, with whom he has 3 children: Brandon, Abril and Britni. The 3 siblings love each other but are and look completely different, which will lead us to discover some obscure secrets of the past that relate them to the Dupris family.

All of these characters and their own stories will provide us of a particular magic, where the main ingredients are love, the struggle between good and evil, the fight for keeping up with principles and finding the right way to defeat the villains, always with the perfect hint of tears, laughter and music.




Special guest starsEdit


TVyNovelas AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominee Result
2012[7][8] Best Male Antagonist Lisardo Nominated
Best First Actor Fernando Allende
Best First Actress Lucía Méndez
Best Co-star Actress Marisol del Olmo Won
Best Young Lead Actor Alejandro Speitzer Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Thelma Madrigal
Best Male Revelation Mané de la Parra
Best Female Revelation Carmen Aub

Bravo AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominee Result
2012 Best Female Antagonist Lucia Mendez Won


  1. ^ Disfruta la presentación de 'Esperanza del corazón'
  2. ^ "Zuria Vega y Gabriel Soto protagonistas de nueva telenovela Un Refugio para el Amor". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  3. ^ Un Refugio Para El Amor: Estrena el 6 de febrero
  4. ^ Vuelve Lucía ¡Y vuelve villana!
  5. ^ El Talisman Sale Del Horario Estelar!
  6. ^ Avance El Talismán Capítulo 29: Sigue la historia de El Talismán en su nuevo horario a la 1pm/12C por Univision.
  7. ^ "Lista de ganadores de los Premios TVyNovelas 2012". Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  8. ^ Descubre a los ganadores de los 'Premios TVyNovelas 2012'