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Bio

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.

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Cuban Soprano

“…her diamond-like and powerful voice

received shouts of ‘brava’…”

  El Nuevo Herald 

 
Raquel Rubi

"...brought movie-star glamour and a strong lyric soprano to Emmy."

  (Heinrich Marschner’s  Der Vampyr) 

  South Florida Classical Review

 

Performance

Opera Selections Album available here 

Rusalka, Op.114 Song to the Moon 
Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
00:00 / 00:00
La Verbena de la Paloma
Risas y Musica para Cuba
La Viuda Alegre
La viuda alegre
Las Leandras
Las Leandras
El Conde de Luxemburgo
El Conde de Luxemburgo
Estampas de Zarzuela
DMA Recital
Las Leandras
Suor Angelica (The Monitress)
Raquel Rubi

"Special kudos to the Three Ladies who steal every scene, bringing beautiful voices and impeccable ensemble skills to some of Mozart’s most delightful writing."

  (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte)

   South Florida Classical Review

Contact

Raquel Rubí 

Tel: 786-547-8847

 

For special event booking, RubiMusic physical Cd request and donations, music lessons, or any comment, please, leave me a message and will answer within 24 hours. Thank you!

 

 

 

Raquel  Rubí @ 2016