There’s no better place to enjoy the pinnacle of Cuban performance arts than in the Gran Teatro de La Habana (The Great Theatre of Havana). It’s Cuba’s largest opera house and also the home to the country’s Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet), founded by Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso in 1948. The theater also houses two smaller concert halls – Sala Alejo Carpentier and the Sala Ernesto Lecuono. Aside from its sophisticated ballet performances, the theatre is renowned for its neo-baroque architecture. The grandiose façade is dominated by four white marble sculpture groups representing Charity, Education, Music and Theatre. Weekly performance schedules can be found at its ticket office on the first floor.
Gran Teatro de La Habana
21st July 2015