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The Early Music Show

The First New World Opera

Sunday 1 August 2004 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott looks at Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco's La Purpura de la rosa (The Blood of the Rose), the first opera ever to be performed in the New World, which received its premiere in 1701 in Lima, Peru.


1 hour


All music is from La Purpura de la Rsa by Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco
The Harp Consort
Andrew Lawrence-King - Director
Judith malafronte - Venus
Ellen Hargis - Adonis
Maria del mar Ferandez Doval - Marte
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Loa: Chinfonia
Track 1, CD 1
Loa:  !Viva, viva!
Track 4, CD 1

Venus & Adonis: Venus & las Ninfas
Yo. Adonis
Track 8,9, CD 1

Marte & Belona: Venus & Marte
Track 13, CD 1

Chato & Celfa: Chato & Celfa
Track 15, CD 1
En los montes: Amor
Track 21, CD 1

Amor y los Soldados: Los soldados
Track 1, CD 2

La gruta de Desengano: Temor, Sospecha, Envidia & Ira
Track 7, CD 2

Xacara: Xacara
Track 13, CD 2
La muerte de Adonis: El lamento de Venus
La fuerza del dolor
Track 19&22, CD 2

Fin de fiesta: La musica de dos orbes
Track 24

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