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Ainadamar (2003): Reviews
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From: The Berkshire Eagle (Andrew L. Pincus)

Osvaldo Golijov's "Ainadamar" moves in a dreamlike air toward the lonely isolation of Margarita Xirgu, an aging Spanish actress who recalls her love of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. A victim of a 20th-century fascist firing squad, he comes to stand for both love and freedom in Margarita's mind...

...The clear hit was the Argentine-American Golijov's "Ainadamar." Melodically rich, it also offers a glowing orchestration tinged with Spanish popular music and dance. In Upshaw's luminous portrayal, Margarita Xirgu is an easily sympathetic character as she relives Lorca's death and, at the same time, her own youth...

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