La Púrpura de la Rosa / The Blood of the Rose


La Púrpura de la Rosa (The Blood of the Rose) recounts the famous, fated, forbidden love affair between Venus, the Goddess of Love, and the very mortal and handsome Adonis. This version, in Spanish, with a libretto by none other than the great Golden Age dramatist, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, is told in one act. Filled with suspense, seduction, and comedy this opera’s music is the star of the show. Come and experience the rich harmonies, plaintive melodies and the dance rhythms that permeate this piece, which was the first opera to be performed in the Americas (Lima, 1701), composed by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco.

Friday January 27 at 7:30 at the historic St. Cajetan Center, 101 Lawrence Way, Denver, on the Auraria campus. (across from the King Center)

Sunday January 29 at 3pm at the historic St. Cajetan Center, 101 Lawrence Way, Denver, on the Auraria campus. (across from the King Center)

St. Cajetan's: We have chosen this venue for its own dramatic history. Learn what’s changing in the Pre-concert talk by Nolbert Chavez: St. Cajetan’s, The Heart of a Community at 6:15 Friday, 1:45 Sunday. For Directions, parking and accessibility details click here. 

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Please select a performance

Opera - Adult Tickets $40

Students $12

Community Access price of $15 is available for anyone for whom the full price would be a burden.