Download the free opera MP3 album "Andina":
This opera was written in the 1920s by Eustasio Rosales, a groundbreaking Colombian American immigrant composer who died before it could premiere. The opera score was passed down from one generation to the next until documentary filmmaker Arlen Parsa discovered it and decided to put on the show-- despite having no opera experience! The journey to finally perform the opera is chronicled in the award-winning film The Way to Andina (watch the funny documentary here).
What the critics say about the opera "Andina"
"Blends both European and Latin American musical traditions"
"Rosales knew how to handle an orchestra"
"A superb and occasionally funny work"
"Executed with such grace, talent, and style"
Download free opera music: "Andina"
If you enjoyed this opera music free download, you may also enjoy the documentary film which shows the complete journey from discovering the music in a basement all the way through the world premiere opera concert.
About the plot of the opera Andina
Andina the opera takes place at the foothills of the Andes mountains in South America. The opera features a young woman named Rosa who must choose between two suitors: the wealthy Don Carlos from the city and a simple local farmhand named Juan. When two of Rosa's relatives try to influence the wooing, things begin to fall apart. The opera is a tragedy and ends when a fight breaks out between her two suitors and Rosa is accidentally stabbed.
Watch the full subtitled opera, Andina
If you would like to watch the full opera Andina you can either buy a DVD or download the documentary The Way to Andina, both of which contain a bonus feature of the full opera performance subtitled in English.