Music by O. Golijov
“Golijov’s masterpiece—destined to be among the great musical achievements of our time.”
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Fountain of Tears
The impassioned true story of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca is told by his close friend and muse, actress Margarita Xirgu, during the last moments of her life.
Lorca became a martyr in the name of artistic freedom when he was executed by Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War at a spring in the foothills of Granada—Ainadamar (Arabic for “Fountain of Tears”).
Filled with flamenco and rumba rhythms, this stunning work won two Grammy Awards in 2007.
And the entire piece brims with sheer poetry: “I am freedom. I am wounded and bleeding hope. What a sad day it was in Granada—the stones began to cry.”
In Spanish with English supertitles.
Original production from the Santa Fe Opera.