Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News at Eleven: "Ainadamar," meaning "Fountain of Tears" in Arabic,

tells the story of [Federico] Garcia Lorca's life, and his death at the hands of the Falangists, through the eyes of the actress Margarita Xirgu, his onetime lover and colleague. "The idea is that the entire opera occurs while Margarita hears the ballad of Mariana Pineda, this folk ballad," [Osvaldo] Golijov said. "And while she hears, she remembers her entire life together with Garcia Lorca, his death and so forth. It's like a moment that explodes three times."

from Jewish Journal: Garcia Lorca's art, death inspire genre-expanding opera


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