AT NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL 2017
Modern day tourists in a sacred spot in Puerto Rico find themselves enthralled in the history of the place, once the home to Conquistadors who brutalized and extinguished the native people.
Temple of the Souls is the backdrop for this retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet story.
We know from the beginning that the end is going to be bloody but the journey to that is filled with lush melodies of the joys of love and delight in life.
Noellia Hernandez is enchanting as Amada, the daughter of a mixed blood. Lorraine Velez as Nana, her nurse/her father’s mistress/and her real life but unrecognized mother, gives a heart stopping performance.
Danny Bolero is powerful as Don Severo who rules everyone Andres Quintero is strong as the native who wins Amada’s love. Jacob Gutierrez as Nemesio, her cousin and intended spouse is quite dashing.
The ensemble was exuberant in song and dance in what was a two hour no intermission production that flowed seamlessly through time.
Temple of the Souls— truly a treasure that transcends time and place!