The 90th birthday of Cuba’s Vedette Rosita Fornes will be celebrated with a grand concert on February next, at the Avellaneda Hall of the National Theatre of Havana.
The show, scheduled for half past eight in the evening, will include fragments of operetta and zarzuela that Fornés successfully performed during her artistic career, Alfonso Menéndez, president of the gala, told OnCuba.
He noted that this unique function will include a selection of works from The Merry Widow, The chaste Susanna, The Leandras and La Verbena de la Paloma, among others.
Rosita said she was happy for this tribute and thanked the Lyric Theatre for its influence in her professional training.
The tribute is sponsored by the Office of the Historian of the City and the National Lyric Theater of Cuba, institution of which the artist is a founder.
Recently the vedette featured the show Rosita Fornes with experiences, to mark her 74 years of artistic life.
There she premiered Con vivencias, her latest album of duets, to which she invited accomplished guests from Cuba’s music scene as Beatriz Márquez and Leo Vera.
Rosalia Palet Bonavia, real name of the singer, actress and dancer, had the privilege of working with Rita Montaner, Bola de Nieve, Benny Moré, Ernesto Lecuona, Rodrigo Prats, Adolfo Guzman, Enrique Gonzalez Mantici, Armando Romeu and other important figures of Cuban culture.
She also shared the stage with international stars like Argentinean Luis Sandrini, Libertad Lamarque y Tita Merello, just to mention a few.