A Neoclassical Masterpiece in San Jose's Cultural Center
The 1987 Teatro Nacional (National Theater) of Costa Rica stands glowing on a summer night, lending the Plaza de la Cultura (the town square) an aura of majesty. The sides of its neoclassical facade are adorned by statues of dramatist Calderon de la Barca and Beethoven.
A plethora of theater and musical events are held inside. I had the pleasure of attending the Second International Festival of Percussion Ensembles.