A Cuban soprano, native of Havana, completed studies of Piano and Composition with the prestigious composer Harold Gramatges, at Havana's Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) and started vocal studies with the soprano María Eugenia Barrios. At her early professional years, Rubí performed with the early music ensemble “Ars Longa” in Latin-American tours and festivals such as Cervantes en todas partes in Guanajuato, Mexico, and recorded the CD “El eco de Indias." Later on, she founded and directed “El Gremio,” an ensemble that combined early music with acting and dancing in the minstrel company's style.
Rubí's solo career started in Havana, Cuba, in 2001. Two years later her acting career launched as well, when she was cast in the internationally awarded film Scent of Oak by Rigoberto Lopez, winning her the “Caricato 2003” award for the Best Actress in Supporting Role.
After arriving to the United States, Rubí achieved a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the Florida International University in 2009 and continued seeking her professional growth while pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Miami in 2016.
The soprano has performed opera, operetta, and zarzuela with Frost Opera Theater, Miami Lyric Opera and Sociedad Pro-Arte Grateli. Also, Dr.Rubí has produced concerts like “Estampas de Zarzuela" in 2013, “Women in Opera” in 2014, and "The Very Many Mary Poppins" in 2019 as part of the Miami World Music Festival, involving children and young talents in all her productions. Rubí's original composition, “Hosanna” was premiered in Carlos Barba's film, Humberto, official selection at La Costa Film Festival, in San Diego, California in 2015.
Along with her performing career, Dr. Rubí is a Classical Voice professor at MDC, and founder and director of the non-profit organization RubiMusic, dedicated to provide performance opportunities for children and young talent, and to promote the classical music to the community of South-Florida.
Rubi’s research study, “The Analysis of Salidas and Romanzas in Cuban Zarzuela,” provides useful tools for singers who are willing to face that repertoire. Other areas of interest are the Hispanic repertoire, diction, and performance of Ibero-American art songs.
Recently the artist has been exploring her talents for the visual arts under the mentorship of the artist Paulo Jimenez and will be presenting a collection of "Stage Works" at her concert Romanza Cubana as part of the Romanza Festival in St. Augustine.
Personal exposition of the Cuban Artist Raquel Rubí
Grand Opening on
December 5th, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
at the Government Center of St. Augustine. 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Preview her collections here
Opera Selections Album available here
Rusalka, Op.114 Song to the Moon
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