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Ainadamar by Golijov

Opera Parallèle

Opera Parallèle Ainadamar by Golijov

San Francisco’s leading contemporary opera company returns after their acclaimed performances of The Great Gatsby last February, with Osvaldo Golijov’s riveting opera Ainadamar. Inspired by the confrontation between poet Federico Garcia Lorca and the Fascist regime during the Spanish Civil War, the opera artfully combines singing, visual arts and flamenco. This poignant story, with a libretto by award winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M Butterfly, Chinglish), is told in flashback through the eyes of actress Margarita Xirgu, Lorca’s muse and most fervent advocate. Opera Parallèle, under the baton of Nicole Paiement, presents the San Francisco premiere in a production conceived and directed by Brian Staubenfiel.

Opera singers Lisa Chavez, Marnie Breckenridge and Maya Kherani will be joined by La Tania and her troupe of flamenco dancers. Staufenbiel, with the help of Scenic and Lighting Designer Matthew Antaky and Video Artist Austin Forbord, bring the story to life with creative use of new video mapping technology.

Lam Research Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm
Feb 16, 2013 8:00pm
Feb 17, 2013 2:00pm

Additional Dates:
Sun February 17, 2013 2:00pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Osvaldo Golijov



La Tania

Choreographer, Dancer

Lisa Chavez

Lorca, Soloist

Marnie Breckenridge

Margarita Xirgu, Soloist

Maya Kherani

Nuria, Soloist

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February 6, 2013

In a good production, Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s 80-minute opera Ainadamar packs one heck of a punch.

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February 6, 2013

Promising a feast for the senses, Opera Parallèle’s Ainadamar employs flamenco devices as it depicts incidents in the life of the murdered poet Federico García Lorca.

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