El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
an emotionally stirring mariachi opera set on the eve of the Mexican Revolution
José “Pepe” Martínez Composer
Leonard Foglia Librettist
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On May 16, 1910, when Halley’s Comet appeared in the sky over Mexico, many believed it foretold the bloodshed and upheaval that was to come. It was the eve of the Mexican Revolution and a smoldering restlessness fueled by abject poverty and hopelessness permeated the country. Peasants turned into soldiers and soldiers into revolutionaries wanting to reclaim from the landowners what had been theirs for centuries.
On a hacienda in Morelos, South Central Mexico the lives of the Indigenous peasants and the descendants of the Spanish conquistadors are intertwined. Class, race and economic conflicts boil to the surface. The consequences of this conflict will reverberate for generations to come, not only changing the face of Mexico, but the new face of the American Dream. Featuring the same exciting creative team as Cruzar, the plot of El Pasado is as poignant as any classic opera with stirring melodies that linger long after the curtain has fallen.