Scottish Opera - Ainadamar Prod Shot

Scottish Opera - Ainadamar

Live at
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Sat 29 Oct, Wed 2 Nov and Sat 5 Nov 2022
  Tickets available from £14.50
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Opera
1 hour 20 minutes

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 29 Oct, Wed 2 Nov and Sat 5 Nov 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
1 hour 20 minutes
Wed and Sat at 19:15
For group bookings of 10 or more:

A new co-production with Opera Ventures, Detroit Opera, The Metropolitan Opera and Welsh National Opera

Production shot

In his critically acclaimed opera, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov creates a vibrant, poetic sound world combining opera with flamenco dance and song.

Ainadamar (the Spanish pronunciation of the Arabic name ‘Ayn al-Dam’, meaning ‘The Fountain of Tears’) brilliantly reimagines and explores the life and works of Federico García Lorca – playwright and poet – 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.

Love, loss, and death – opera’s favourite subjects – emerge through the memories of Margarita Xirgu (Lauren Fagan), muse and friend of Lorca (Samantha Hankey). As Margarita tells their story to her student Nuria (Julieth Lozano), Ainadamar becomes a modern passion play, looking ahead to Lorca’s legacy as an artistic martyr as well as reflecting on his life and works.

In this UK staged premiere, Olivier Award-winning choreographer and director Deborah Colker, known for her intensely physical dance work including with Cirque du Soleil, the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony, and her own Companhia de Dança, makes her hotly anticipated opera directorial debut.

The new co-production continues Scottish Opera’s successful partnership with Opera Ventures (Breaking the Waves 2019, Greek 2017). Timely and relevant, Ainadamar promises to be the Scottish premiere everyone will be talking about.

Sung in Spanish with English supertitles

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There are bars on each level of the auditorium which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Cloakrooms are available on all levels.

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 29 Oct, Wed 2 Nov and Sat 5 Nov 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
1 hour 20 minutes
Wed and Sat at 19:15
For group bookings of 10 or more: