Ainadamar (Fountain of Tears) HOUSTON PREMIERE
Friday, April 14, 2023
7:30 pm -
AINADAMAR (Fountain of Tears) - HOUSTON PREMIERE
Music by Osvaldo Golijov
Libretto David Henry Hwang
Lawrence Edelson, Director
Lawrence Edelson and M. Gabriela Estrada, Choreographers
Steven Osgood, Conductor
Through the memories of actress and muse Margarita Xirgu, Ainadamar (the Spanish pronunciation of the Arabic name ‘Ayn al-dam’, meaning ‘The Fountain of Tears’) explores the life and work of playwright and poet Federico García Lorca, whose anti-fascist stance and open homosexuality led to his death in 1936 at the hands of Franco’s Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. Composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Grammy-award winning score grabs you from the very first beat – weaving together musical influences from around the world.
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