HAVANA, Sept. 25th The National Theater of Cuba opens its doors today to receive in concert the National Symphony Orchestra and the soprano Johana Simón, a luxury invitation for those who enjoy cultured music.The Covarrubias room of the institution plans to delight from 11:00, local time, with a program that includes Overture and aria “Una voce poco fa” from the opera The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, and Aria “Sempre libera” from the opera La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, both in the voice of Simón.
Meanwhile, the young trumpeter and conductor Igor Corcuera, leading the Symphony, will perform Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90 by Johannes Brahms.
The Orchestra is the governing institution of the National Philharmonic of Cuba, since its first concert it has developed an important work of disseminating Cuban, Latin American and universal music of all periods and stylistic trends.
In addition, it has a considerable number of Cuban directors and foreign guests.
Johana Simón, for her part, is an artist with a wide expressive range and has successfully tackled the main characters of operas such as Lucía di Lammermoor, La Traviata, La Boheme, Elixir de Amor, Cossí fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Acis and Galatea and The Flying Dutchman.
Her repertoire comprises a wide range of concert music in different languages, and she is especially noted for her dramatic performance and stage presence.