Ivette M. Betancourt Gutiérrez

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Born in Havana, Cuba on May 3 1974.Begin your musical studies at the age of 7 years at the Conservatory Manuel Saumell Elementary level specializing in piano. At the age of 15 years old to middle level in the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory where he studied the art of choral graduating with honors.

In 1994 he entered the Institute of Art, specializing in opera singing. During the run, in parallel with formal studies took singing lessons and interpretation of Spanish music with Spanish teacher Isabel Penagos, 1994.de musical theater with director Armando Suárez del Villar dean of the School of Performing Arts ISA 1997.1998 It is awarded in two national competitions:

Zoila Gálvez: 1st mention

Iris Burguet in memoriam: 2nd prize and mention of Italian language.

He toured European countries with the Schola Cantorum Coralina choir very prestigious award which was founded in 1993.

2000 solo debut under the contemporary music festival in the city of Camagüey with opera The Knight of the Rueful Countenance. (Experimental work of a group of German composers and italocubanos in five acts with the role of the niece.)

2001 Begins to take classes to overcome technical, interpretative and stylistic Dr. Maria Eugenia Barrios.

2002: Participates in the Early Music Festival Havana sponsored by the Office of the Historian of the City, with the premiere of cantatas GFHandel Cuba and Domenico Zipoli for soprano and continuo.

2003 Integra choir National Lyric Theatre, where he held roles as soloists in works by Verdi La Traviata (Annina), Donizetti's Elisir d'amor (Giannetta), Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton), Cecilia Valdés Gonzalo Roig (Isabel Ilincheta), The Legend of kiss (the gypsy Coral).

2004 Work with Matanzas Symphony Orchestra in a concert tribute to Cuban bandleader and composer Maestro Jorge López Marín in the second interpretation of his song cycle for soprano and orchestra under the direction of the teacher Ana Miriam Santana.

2006 Integra the catalog of the National Center of Concert Music class being evaluated.

2008 Debuts Fallujah chamber work for soprano and string orchestra by Cuban composer Hector Angulo in the essay contest Catarla Alejandro Garcia, under the musical direction of maestro Enriquez Perez Mesa chief conductor of the NSO

Participates in Festival Poulenc

Parallel has made a strong work as a teacher since 1996, first at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and then at the Superior Institute of Art where she teaches singing department assistant at the Faculty of Music.

He currently serves as the lead singer of the CNMC, continuously performing recitals in all the most prestigious concert halls in the capital and in galas national and international events held in the country by various institutions.




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