La antorcha encendida (English: The Flaming Torch) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ernesto Alonso and Carlos Sotomayor for Televisa in 1996.[1] It was the last historical telenovela produced by Televisa. The plot tells the Independence of Mexico, with an emphasis on historical accuracy. It was written by Fausto Zeron Medina in collaboration with Liliana Abud. It premiered on Canal de las Estrellas on May 6, 1996, and ended on November 15, 1996.

La antorcha encendida
Created byFausto Zerón Medina
Written byLiliana Abud
Marcia Yance
José Manuel Villalpando
Tere Medina
Directed byGonzalo Martínez Ortega
Claudio Reyes Rubio
Jesús Moreno
StarringLeticia Calderón
Humberto Zurita
Juan Ferrara
Julieta Rosen
Ari Telch
Juan Peláez
Ernesto Laguardia
Theme music composerJorge Avendaño
Opening themeObertura
Ending themePedro de Soto
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes140
Executive producerErnesto Alonso
ProducerCarlos Sotomayor
Production locationsFilming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
CinematographyJesús Acuña Lee
Carlos Guerra Villareal
Running time21-22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseMay 6 (1996-05-06) –
November 15, 1996 (1996-11-15)

Leticia Calderón and Humberto Zurita starred as protagonists, while Juan Ferrara, Julieta Rosen, Alejandra Ávalos and Ari Telch starred as antagonists. Luis Gatica, Christian Bach, Alejandro Ruiz, Julio Beckles, Ernesto Laguardia, Mario Iván Martínez, Sergio Reynoso and the leading actors Patricia Reyes Spíndola, María Rivas, Angélica María, Ofelia Guilmáin, Carmen Salinas, María Rojo, Juan Peláez, Germán Robles, Luis Gimeno, Enrique Rocha, Aarón Hernán, Sergio Jiménez and Lorenzo de Rodas starred as stellar performances.



It has been three centuries of Spanish rule. Three hundred years in which the discounted of the population of New Spain has grown along with their suffering by injustice, exploitation, poverty and inequality. It is in this Mexico that begins to awaken which frames the love story between Mariano and Teresa.

United not only by affection, but especially by the desire to see their land free, their paths follow the history of Mexico's independence and freedom. The show depicts the lives of three families, de Soto, de Muñiz and the widowed Juana de Foncerada and her five adopted children. Mariano Foncerada will face Don Pedro to defend Teresa de Muñiz, whom he loves, and Pedro seeks to destroy him, without suspecting that Mariano is his son.




Year Award Category Nominee Result
1997 15th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Ernesto Alonso Nominated
Best Actress Leticia Calderón
Best Antagonist Actor Juan Ferrara
Best Supporting Actress Angélica María
Best Supporting Actor Juan Peláez
Best Direction of the Camaras Jesús Acuña Lee
Carlos Guerra
Best Production Carlos Sotomayor
Best Outstanding Performance Juan Ferrara
Ernesto Laguardia
Juan Peláez
Best Art Direction Isabel Chazaro
Ricardo Matamoros
Miguel Ángel Medina
Best Decor Ricardo Brizuela
Best Costume Design Cristina Bauza
Beatrice Vázquez
Best Editing Marcelino Gómez
Roberto Nino



Available in Mercado Libre and Amazon.[2]

# Title Written by Time
1. "Instrumental (Obertura)" Jorge Avéndaño 1:38
2. "Sonata de Flauta y Cémbalo" Jorge Avéndaño 2:38
3. "El Padre Hidalgo" Jorge Avéndaño 2:35
4. "Los Criollos" Jorge Avéndaño 1:49
5. "Los Lamentos" Jorge Avéndaño 3:19
6. ""Teresa y Mariano Jorge Avéndaño 3:10
7. "Pedro de Soto" Jorge Avéndaño 1:25
8. "Nocturno" Jorge Avéndaño 3:48
9. "Huapango Mestizo" Jorge Avéndaño 1:34
10. "Fugato de Cuerdas" Jorge Avéndaño 0:39
11. "Morelos (El Genio Militar)" Jorge Avéndaño 2:56
12. "Romance" Jorge Avéndaño 0:33
13. "El Son" Jorge Avéndaño 1:31
14. "Instrumental (Obertura) 2: La Campana de Dolores" Jorge Avéndaño 2:08
15. "Los Lamentos (Alternative version)" Jorge Avéndaño 3:20
16. "Las Batallas (Alternative version of Pedro de Soto)" Jorge Avéndaño 1:58
17. "Los Niños Muertos (La Alhóndiga)" Jorge Avéndaño 1:34
18. "Los Indígenas" Jorge Avéndaño 2:10
19. "Teresa y Mariano 2" Jorge Avéndaño 0:33
20. "Las Batallas 2 (Alternative version of Pedro de Soto)" Jorge Avéndaño 2:27
21. "Los Arrepentimientos" Jorge Avéndaño 2:11
22. "Solo Hidalgo" Jorge Avéndaño 1:11
23. "Los Fusilamientos" Jorge Avéndaño 0:47
24. "Lacrimosa" Jorge Avéndaño 4:05
25. "La Fiesta de los Esclavos Negros" Jorge Avéndaño 2:01
26. "Fugato" Jorge Avéndaño 0:39
27. "Los Arrepentimientos (Alternative version)" Jorge Avéndaño 2:10
28. "Romance" Jorge Avéndaño 2:20
29. "Los Lamentos" Jorge Avéndaño 3:17
30. "La Consumación de la Independencia (Guerrero, Bravo e Iturbide)" Jorge Avéndaño 2:49


  1. ^ "La antorcha encendida" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  2. ^ | La Antorcha Encendida (1996)