Cubanacan Opens in Havana

On Thursday evening May 21, beneath a crescent moon, Cubanacan opened its three-night run in Havana with great success.

An audience of over 400 — a mix of Cubans and Havana Bienal visitors from abroad — gave a standing ovation to the first new Cuban opera performed in Cuba in fifty years.

That same day this feature story by Michael Cooper appeared in the New York Times.

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Eleggua (Marcos Lima) the Santeria deity of fate, opens the opera.

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L-R: Che Guevara (Jose Verdera), Selma Diaz (Laura Ulloa), and Fidel Castro (Roger Quintana). With chorus.

Porro - photo c Ricky Opaterny

Ricardo Porro (Bryan Lopez), the architect.

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Oshun (Yilam Sartorio), the Santeria deity of love, art and water.

Upcoming posts will provide further details, and more photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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