Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar Performed by the Long Beach Opera
Terrace Theater (Long Beach, CA)
This Grammy-winning one-act opera from Argentinian-born composer Osvaldo Golijov features a libretto from acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang. Ainadamar (Fountain of Tears) tells the true story of Spanish avant-garde playwright and poet Federico Garcia Lorca, as recalled years later by his friend, the actress Margarita Xirgu (Suzan Hansen). The controversial Lorca, also known for his relationship with Salvador Dali, is believed to have been assassinated during the Spanish Civil War for his liberal views and anti-fascist writings. Steven R. Osgood conducts this stirring Long Beach Opera production, highlighted by the stunning digital imagery of video artist Frieder Weiss.