La púrpura de la rosa (The Blood of the Rose) is an opera in one act, composed by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco to a Spanish libretto by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. First performed in Lima in 1701, it is the first known opera to be composed and performed in the Americas and is Torrejón y Velasco's only surviving opera.
lbum of the great Spanish songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat. This is the one that is certainly his most recognized, published in 1971 on LP and now reissued in 2000. It includes some of his most popular songs. All of the subjects were composed (lyrics and music) by Serrat -except the lyrics of the song 'Vencidos', taken from the Spanish poet León Felipe. The arrangements, however, correspond to the musicians Juan Carlos Calderón, Gian Piero Reverberi and Antoni Ros-Marbà, of which the first two took the musical direction. This album was considered the third best of twentieth century Spanish music by music magazine Rockdelux in 2002.