Fort Worth Opera Festival: El Pasado Nunca se Termina

Luis (Daniel Montenegro, right) kisses Amorita (Abigail Santo Villalobos) in ‘El Pasado Nunca se Termina’, Fort Worth Opera
Photo by Todd Rosenberg, courtesy of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

FWOpera will continue its ongoing series, Noches de Ópera, a celebration of contemporary Spanish-language operas and engaging community outreach programs. The company will present the world’s second mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca se Termina (The Past is Never Finished), a stunning bilingual family drama blending the folk tradition of mariachi music with opera. 

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 de la Luna, the plot of El Pasado is as poignant as any classic opera with stirring melodies that linger long after the curtain has fallen. 

Event Details


5.10.19 | 7:30 pm
5.12.19 | 2:00 pm


Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102