‘La flauta mágica’: del cine mudo al imperio del clic

Yoandy Cabrera La flauta mágica de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fue presentada por primera vez en Viena el 30 de septiembre de 1791. El libreto fue escrito por Emanuel Schikaneder, su primer director, y la pieza consta de dos actos. Se trata de una de las óperas más famosas y representadas del repertorio internacional, lo cual …

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‘La Gran Tirana:’ A Dramatic Output of the Queen of Latin Soul

Alyssa Giardono Jessica Pequeño Mendoza La Gran Tirana: Descarga Dramática (The Great Tyrant) is a play about the life of the legendary Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, commonly known as La Lupe. The play was part of the Destinos Chicago International Latino Theater Festival which took place this year from October 14th to November 21st at …

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Brief Biography and Bibliography of Reinaldo Arenas

Radamés Suárez  Reinaldo Arenas was born on July 16, 1943 in the Cuban easternmost province of Oriente, the illegitimate son of José Arenas and Oneida Fuentes. Raised in poverty in the countryside, he grew up to be one of the most talented and prolific writers of the Hispanic World despite the relative cultural sterility of …

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Pulsión y elegancia en el Amazonas*

Yoandy Cabrera El sábado 13 de noviembre de 2021 tuvo lugar la premier de la ópera Florencia en el Amazonas (1996) del compositor mexicano Daniel Catán (1949-2011) en la Lyric Opera of Chicago. La obra tuvo su estreno mundial en Houston el 25 de octubre de 1996 a cargo de Francesca Zambello, la misma directora …

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Antígonas: The Relationship Between Greek Mythology and Latin America Today

Alyssa Giardono During ancient Grecian times, some of the shared traditions we still have today consist of rights to a proper burial. Antigone was a woman who lived to see the death of her brother, Polynices. When he was killed, the ruler of her city, who was also her uncle, forbade Antigone from burying him. …

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Sorority: Angels and Bees

Miguel de Unamuno (Translated into English by Elizabeth R. Earle) Let us return to read the tragedy of Sophocles, Antigone. Antigone, one of the daughters of the disgraced Oedipus, who, after having killed his own father without knowing who he was, married his own mother, Jocasta, without knowing who she was. Antigone, contravening the orders …

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Magali Alabau: “me interesan las personas, no la literatura”

Yoandy Cabrera Magali Alabau Magali Alabau (Cienfuegos, 1945) nunca escribió poesía durante su vida en Cuba. Sus libros no han sido publicados en su país natal. Se dedicó al teatro durante su juventud y abondonó la isla en 1966. Su primer poemario, titulado Electra, Clitemnestra (1986), fue publicado a sus 41 años. A pesar de …

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‘Madama Butterfly’ como atopía trágica

Yoandy Cabrera Originalmente dirigida por el británico Michael Grandage, la ópera Madama Butterfly (1904) del compositor italiano Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) vuelve a la Lyric Opera of Chicago con la reposición a cargo de la directora americana Louisa Muller. Este hermoso y nuevo montaje, que apuesta por un minimalismo acorde a cierto estilo oriental, destaca esencialmente …

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Kassandra and the Struggle of the Grey Area

Rian McGraw In the contemporary world that we live in today, it may seem hard to describe the concept of a “grey area” when the lines of societal groups begin to become more defined. Is there even a grey area when there are so many distinct ‘outsiders’ that are ostracized in society? However, in Kassandra …

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