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Ainadamar

Opera in three images
Libretto by David Henry Hwang
Music by Osvaldo Golijov (1960-)
Premiered Tanglewood Festival, 10 August 2003
(Premiere of revised version, Santa Fe Opera, 30 July 2005)

The Characters
Name Description Voice Type 2005 Cast
Margarita Xirgu   soprano Dawn Upshaw
Federico García Lorca   mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor
Nuria   soprano Jessica Rivera
Ruiz Alonso arresting officer flamenco vocalist Jesús Montova
José Tripaldi guard baritone Eduardo Chama
Maestro (a teacher) tenor Sean Mayer
Torero (a bullfighter) tenor Robb Asklof
Voices of the fountain   two sopranos Anne-Carolyn Bird,
Sindhu Chandrasekaran
'Radio Falange'   spoken  
Little girls, statues, the Rosales women, voices of the dead and those to be killed
The Setting
Montevideo, Uruguay, 1969
The Opera
1 Preludio de Agua y Caballo
First Image: Mariana Role
2 Balada little girls, Margarita
3 Mariana, tus ojos little girls, Margarita, Nuria
4 Bar Albor de Madrid Lorca, Margarita
5 Desde mi ventana (Aria a la estatua de Mariana) Lorca, statues, Margarita, Nuria
6 Muerte a caballo Ruiz Alonso
Second Image: Federico
7 Balada little girls, Radio Falange
8 Quiero arrancarme los ojos Margarita, Nuria
9 A la Habana Lorca, Margarita
10 Quiero cantar entre las explosiones Lorca, Margarita, Radio Falange
11 Arresto Ruiz Alonso, the Rosales women, Margarita, Lorca
12 La Fuente de las Lágrimas voices of the fountain, Margarita
13 Confesión Tripaldi, voices of the dead and those to be killed, torero, Maestro
14 Interludio de balazos y lamento por la muerte de Federico  
Third Image: Margarita
15 Balada little girls, Nuria, Margarita
16 De mi fuente tu emerges Lorca
17 Tome su mano little girls, Nuria, Margarita, Lorca
18 Crepúsculo delirante little girls
19 Doy mi sangre Margarita, Nuria, Lorca
20 Yo soy la libertad Margarita's voice, little girls, voices of the fountain

Sources

Golijov, Osvaldo, Ainadamar [CD liner notes]. Upshaw, O'Connor, Rivera, Montoya, Chama et al, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Spano, recorded 2005, Deutsche Grammophon, 2006.


 






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