The National Hispanic Arts Calendar Additions

Kennedy Center’s Latino Limelight: Puerto Rican tenor Rafael Davila – Cuban choreographer Septime Webre & clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera– Bolivian violinist Jaime Laredo – Spanish works by Turina, Mompou, Toldra & Obradors.


Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] March 17, 2013 – In this calendar addition, we highlight notable Hispanics or their works on stage this spring at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  These join the calendar of notable Hispanic art open throughout the United States found in the ‘Calendar’ section of

March 9 – 24, 2013

Washington National Opera: Norma

In Bellini’s Norma, rising star Angela Meade is the Druid priestess who secretly carries on a love affair in the midst of the Gallic-Roman wars. When her lover’s affections shift, the mystic Norma turns warrior, prepared to seek revenge.Puerto Rican tenor Rafael Davila plays Roman general Pollione in this complicated love triangle by Bellini.

March 18, 2013

Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is unique in guiding young singers, coach/accompanists, conductors, and stage directors on the verge of international careers.  Mexican genius Placido Domingo has shaped the program to provide intensive study with renowned vocal and drama coaches, and offer voice lessons, language classes; career guidance and master classes from staff and guest artists. The Young Artists also have the opportunity to perform and cover roles on the main stage of Washington National Opera. The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists have performed at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the White House, the Kennedy Center, the US Senate, Strathmore Hall, The Smithsonian Institution, The Wilson Center, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and numerous embassies. They have also performed in concert with Maestro Domingo in Beijing.

March 20 – 24, 2013

The Washington Ballet: Cinderella

A spectacle for all ages,  Cuban-American Septime Webre’s Cinderella combines magnificent beauty, ravishing costumes, and Prokofiev’s ultra-lush score in the retelling of this popular romance of a poor girl whose fairy godmother helps her win the love of a Prince.

April 9 – 14, 2013

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre continues to prove “why dance is not a luxury or a frill but a necessity of life” (The Washington Post) with Le Corsaire, Petipa’s tale of dashing pirates and kidnapped maidens, and a mixed repertory program.

Company Principals:

Paloma Herrera (Argentina)

Marcelo Gomes (Brazil)

Xiomara Reyes (Cuba)

Herman Cornejo (Argentina)

Stella Abrera (USA)

April 25, 2013, 7:30 PM Terrace Theater

Vocal Arts DC: Christine Brewer, soprano, in Recital of Spanish & American Songs

Beloved American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer presents a recital of Spanish songs by Turina, Mompou, Toldra, and Obradors, as well as American works by Copland, Barber, and Bolcom. Program details will be announced at a later date.

April 29, 2013, 7:30 PM Terrace Theater

Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

A native of Cochabamba, Bolivia, the accomplished violinist Jaime Laredo has achieved international recognition as conductor of the Vermont Sympathy Orchestra as well as performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, The Children’s Orchestra Society and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Program update available online.

June 14, 2013 Terrace Theater

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz Meets the Latin Classics– Conductor/saxophonist/clarinetist and NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera leads an all-star ensemble in arranged works by Piazzolla, Lecuona, D’Rivera, and others. Cuban-born clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera iswidely considered one of the great jazz geniuses of our time.


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