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The lady of the Dominican lyrical song, Ivonne Haza del Castillomother of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs of the Dominican Republic, Victor -Ito- Bisonópassed away on the afternoon of this Thursday, June 16, at the age of 83.

Starting at 4:00 pm today, Friday, her children, grandchildren, nephews, other relatives and friends, as well as personalities from politics and art attended the Blandino Funeral Home from Abraham Lincoln Avenue to say the last goodbye.

His remains are being veiled in the A La Paz chapel until this Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 pm, for later cremation.

Upon arriving at the funeral home, his son, Ito Bisonó, approached the reporters to issue a few words in memory of who was director of the National Theater in the period 1982-1987.

Family and friends came to say goodbye to doña Ivonne Haza. (KEVIN RIVAS/ DL)

Bisonó thanked the teachings and values ​​that her mother instilled in them and, in addition to her role as mother, she had an active role in cultural life with different functions along with the important artistic presentations with her beautiful voice.

This facet, as recognized by his son, was not typical of the time in which it began and developed later. Yvonne Hazasince 1958.

“My mother worked in the entire artistic and cultural environment of the Dominican Republic at a time when there was no quota for women and she took a cultural space that is not typical in the country and was able to stand out,” told reporters.

He added that Mrs. Ivonne took him to the Duartian Institute as a young man and formed a family with values.

“She took me to the Duartiano Institute, she comes from a family of teachers, of people who defended the Dominican homeland. It is the commitment we have to get ahead. We say goodbye to her with sadness but with the satisfaction of having had her for so long and for the imprint of her that she left, “he added.

The Vice President of the Republic attended, Rachel Penawho spoke briefly of his closeness to Yvonne Haza del Castillo and his family and praised his dedication. “She was part of our family. We loved Doña Ivonne very much, we respect her, we value her and that is how we want the Dominican people to remember her.”

said leave a great legacy for culture and a great example “so that the new generations include themselves in everything that has to do with culture and cultivate all that”.

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Vice President Raquel Peña praised the work of Ivonne Haza. (EXTERNAL SOURCE)

Haza del Castillo had four children from her marriage to the architect Víctor Bisonó Pichardo (1933–2017); Vilma Rebeca, Víctor -Ito-, Marcos Rodolfo and Rita Ivonne Bisonó Haza.

The prima ballerina Mónika Despradel went to offer her condolences to the relatives. Similarly, officials of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), in close proximity to Ito Bisonó.

Showing their support for Ito Bisonó and his family were the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jatzel Román; the director of Customs, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón (Yayo); the director of Supérate, Gloria Reyes and the deputy for the People’s Force, Omar Fernández.

“This afternoon my dear mother has gone in peace to meet the Lord, Yvonne Haza del Castillo, was accompanied by her children and grandchildren until the last moment. Mommy, you will be remembered for your great legacy to Dominican culture; she the lady of classical music forever “. With this emotional message, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs of the Dominican Republic, Ito Bisonó, informed through Twitter of the death of his mother.


He was born in San Pedro de Macorís on December 25, 1938. He began his musical studies in Santo Domingo and went to the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome to perfect his knowledge.

Possessing an enormous talent for classical music, the artist was distinguished with the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella and the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

He participated with Manuel Rueda in the Latin-American Festival of the Arts, and in many other events, touring throughout the United States and Europe.

In his extensive work in lyrical singing, he stood out as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dominican teachers Manuel Simó, Jacinto Gimbernard, Carlos Piantini, Rafael Villanueva, Julio de Windt, Manuel Marino Miniño, José Antonio Molina, and many others.

She was also invited by teachers Roberto Caggiano, Carlos Chávez, Enrique García Asencio, Paul Engel and Robert Carter Austin.

In 2016 he was awarded the ‘Acroarte for Journalistic Merit’ Award by the Association of Art Chroniclers (Acroarte).

Passionate about art, culture, tourism and radio. She writes for the Revista section of Diario Libre. She graduated from Social Communication from the UASD and from the Master in Communication and Corporate Identity from the UNIR.

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