Opera en Espanol, La Púrpura de la Rosa, January 27 & 29 at St. Cajetan’s Center

This opera recounts the famous, fated, forbidden love affair between Venus, Goddess of Love, and the very mortal and handsome Adonis. The Spanish language libretto is filled with suspense, seduction, and comedy. The music is rich in harmonies, plaintive melodies and Latin American dance rhythms. First performed in Lima, Peru,

Guadalupe Peraza, mezzo-soprano sings the role of Venus in this opera. She  is active in both concert and opera performances worldwide. She has been a featured soloist with the New York Virtuoso Singers and with the majestic Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris in Mexico City. In 2016, she was named the “Mexican Woman of the Year.” https://www.facebook.com/perazaguadalupe/

Pre-concert talk: 6:15 Friday, 1:45 Sunday.   This venue was chosen for its own dramatic history. Learn what’s changing in the talk by Nolbert Chavez: St. Cajetan’s, The Heart of a Community. This talk addresses the history of the displacement of the primarily Latino Auraria neighborhood by “urban renewal” in the 1960’s and current efforts creating a new community center. Nolbert Chavez is a former state legislator who currently serves as a Regent of University of Colorado. St. Cajetan’s Center, 101 Lawrence Way, Denver.

Baroque Chamber Orchestra presents:
La Púrpura de la Rosa The Blood of the Rose January 27 at 7:30pm & January 29 at 3pmSt. Cajetan’s Center, Auraria Campus, Denver
Tickets available online and at the door