Soprano Ivonne Haza dies, lady of classical music forever

Soprano Ivonne Haza dies, lady of classical music forever

On March 13, 1958, Ivonne Haza appeared for the first time as a professional singer (soprano) in the auditorium of the Instituto de Señoritas Salomé Ureña, interpreting the Arias del Mesías by George Frideric Handel by Manuel Marino Miniño.

She has been queen of the operatic stage ever since and, as her son Ito Bisonó said yesterday, after her death her mother will be remembered for her great legacy to Dominican culture, in which she left her vocal stamp to earn the title of “the lady of the classical Music Forever”. They also called her the “Dominican Diva”.

She hails from San Pedro de Macorís, the land of cane and sugar, and sweetened millions of people who heard her beautiful song at home and abroad.

His voice remains on historical scores of Italian operas, zarzuelas, requiems, cantatas, oratorios, masses, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Latin American songs and especially Dominican art songs. For many years the National Symphony Orchestra was the support of his passion for singing, under historic Dominican conductors such as Manuel Simó, Carlos Piantini, Julio De Windt, Rafael Villanueva, Manuel Marino Miniño, José Del Monte and José Manuel Joa Castillo.

All classical repertoire fits his amazing voice, from Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” to Ravel’s “Scherezade”.

Her contributions remain solid as a diffuser of cultured music and as a teacher to dozens of singers who have learned to master techniques thanks to her.