Vicent performed in La Havana from early 1916 until the end of July in several theaters from the capital. He shared there the stage for the first time with Hipólito Lázaro. He then moved to New York, but he was so nicely remembered in La Havana that he left ties with South America until the end of his days. He was a well known singer when he performed from September 1917 until the end of November in Mexico, along with Hipólito Lázaro and José Mojica, among others. From December 1917 until November 1918 he is again in Cuba, singing both operas and zarzuelas. From February 1919 until the end of March he sings opera in Puerto Rico (San Juan and Ponce). The following two months he goes to the Dominican Republic. He’s not back to South America until mid 1921, but then he has all the lights on him: a two months performance in the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, sharing the stage with María Barrientos and Giovanni Martinelli, among others. Again, he sings in Mexico with the Miguel Fleta Company, from November until the end of December 1922. On May 1926 he’s back to Cuba. That would be his last trip to the Caribbean country.

 1921 Buenos Aires Vicent Ballester Retrat

Buenos Aires, 1921 – Portrait of Vicent Ballester

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