Dulce Amargo[1] (Bittersweet) is a Venezuelan telenovela produced and aired on Televen[2] in co-production with Mexican channel Cadena Tres and distributed internationally by Telemundo. It is a remake of the Chilean telenovela Los treinta which is adapted by Venezuelan writer Iris Dubs. Official production of Dulce Amargo began on June 11, 2012, and premiered on October 31, 2012 in the prime-time hours.

Scarlet Ortiz[3] and Erik Hayser star as the main protagonists with Fernando Noriega and Juliet Lima as the main antagonists. The co-protagonists include Roxana Díaz, Juan Carlos Martín del Campo, Alejandra Ambrosi, Carlos Guillermo Haydon, Alejandra Sandoval, Juan Carlos García, and Anabell Rivero.[4]

It is the second telenovela produced in high definition by Televen after Nacer Contigo and the first to be co-produced with Cadena Tres. The cast is composed of Venezuelan, Mexican, and Colombian actors.


Dulce Amargo focuses on five couples and their daily struggles. The main couple are Mariana and Nicholas, who are about to celebrate their seven year anniversary. Mariana, overwhelmed by the concern that she can develop a hereditary mental illness, decides to leave her husband and son to make them avoid the pain of seeing her suffering. But soon after, she will be unwittingly captivated by a new passion, and behind this romance will hide the madness of a psychopath. Nicholas and Mariana's friends try to help, but they must first resolve their own conflicts, including infidelity, jealousy, ambition, and addiction.

Dulce Amargo is a contemporary love story, full of suspense and excitement, in which the fall in love, as in real life, can be bitter sweet.



Also starring


  • Aileen Celeste as María Fernanda "Mafer" Aguero
  • Gavo Figueira as Raymond Calzadilla
  • Mariam Valero as Hortensia
  • José Mantilla as Licenciado Albarrán
  • Georgina Palacios as Laura Bello
  • Elvis Chaveinte as El Loco Pereira
  • Alejandro Díaz as Fernando
  • Mariano Medina as Daniel Fernandez Wilhelm
  • Arianna Lattierri as Lucía Linares Ramos
  • María Verónica Ciccarino as Isabella Custodio Aguilera

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Result
Premios Inter 2013
Best Telenovela Dulce Amargo Nominated
Best Actress Scarlet Ortiz Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Juan Carlos García Won
Best Supporting Actress Roxana Díaz Won
Best Actor of Revelation Alejandro Díaz Nominated
Best Actress of Revelation Oriana Colmenares Nominated
Best Song of telenovela Leonel García Nominated
Better Executive Director Olegario Barrera Won
Best Soap Opera Writer Iris Dubs Won
Photography Michelle Montes Won
Best Villain or Villain of the year Fernando Noriega Nominated
Wardrobe Helena Rivas Nominated