FanFaire Issue 2:
An excellent source of information about the life and times of Don Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva is San Diego Opera's publication: The Conquistador Sourcebook, Elizabeth A. Otte, Ed. It is a compilation of research materials assembled in connection with the world premiere of the opera by Myron Fink and Donald Moreland and includes a comprehensive bibliography, of which a sampling is given below. Click Author or Title where underscored to buy book or check on its availablity.

Georges Baudot .
The Last Years of Fray Bernardino de Sahagun(1585-90), pp 165-187 in Sixteenth Century Mexico: The Works of Sahagun, Munro S. Edmonson, ed.,
University of New Mexico, 1974.

Martin A.Cohen, Martyr: The Story of a Secret Jew and the Mexican Inquisition in the Sixteenth Century.The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1973 (This is the book that inspired Myron Fink to create the "THE CONQUISTADOR".)

Seymour B. Liebman, The Enlightened: The Writings of Luis de Carvajal, el Mozo. University of Miami Press, 1967.

Seymour B. Liebman, The Inquisitors and the Jews in the New World. University of Miami Press, 1974

Seymour B. Liebman, The Jews in New Spain. University of Miami Press, 1970.

Jean Plaidy, The Spanish Inquisition.Citadel Press, 1978.

Henry Tobias, A History of the Jews in New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, 1990.


THE ART OF MAKING OPERA, a fascinating photodocumentary by San Diego-based photographer MARTHA L. HART takes you behind the scenes with over 350 B&W shots of San Diego Opera productions. Click HERE to find out more, or visit MLHart's website . To order book, click HERE.

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