Golijov’s Aindamar at Santa Fe

Ainadamar, Santa Fe Opera
By George Loomis [Financial Times, 10 August 2005]
Osvaldo Golijov’s first opera, _Ainadamar_, was a disappointment at its premiere two years ago, especially for anyone susceptible to the Latin rhythms of his wildly popular _St Mark Passion_. But at a subsequent performance in Los Angeles, Peter Sellars saw its potential and teamed up with the composer and the librettist David Henry Hwang for a revised version, now in repertory at the Santa Fe Opera in a production by Sellars.