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Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (1644-1728)

Information about the composer Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco and his operas.


La púrpura de la rosa (The blood of the rose)

The oldest surviving New World opera, it incorporates South American dance rhythms.

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Lawrence-King/Hargis/Malafronte (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77355-2)

05472 77355-2

Harp Consort, conducted by Andrew Lawrence-King, 1997.

Cast: Ellen Hargis (Caliope; Adonis), Judith Malafronte (Terpsicore; Venus).

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77355-2