Aug 8, 2015
Scholar and author James Middleton speaks on the first operas performed in the Americas, La Púrpura de la Rosa (1701) and La Parténope (1711). How were these productions staged and what fabulous new technology was used? A specialist in the material and social culture of Colonial Latin America, Middleton brings old music-theater to life in the post-modern age. This event, part of Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, is free and presented in the History Museum auditorium.