WGBH 89.7 FM Interview with Recent Grammy Winner Osvaldo Golijov Available Online at wgbh.org/osvaldo
On Sunday, Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov won two 2007 Grammy awards---Best Opera Recording and Best Contemporary Classical Composition---for his opera, Ainadamar (Fountain Of Tears) starring soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with conductor Robert Spano. In August of last year, WGBH 89.7 FM's Classics in the Morning host Cathy Fuller sat down with Mr. Golijov at his home in Brookline, MA and discussed this award winning opera, his first. This exclusive, in-depth interview---complete with excerpts from this moving opera---can now be heard online at wgbh.org/osvaldo.
About Ainadamer: Despite being Golijov's first opera, Ainadamar has cemented his place as one of the most imaginative operatic voices of our time. Ainadamar tells the story of dramatist Federico García Lorca and his muse, Catalan stage actress Margarita Xirgu (in a twist, Lorca is played by a woman) and incorporates Arab, Jewish, and flamenco elements.