A Life as a Passion Play, in the Shadow of GarcÌa Lorca

osvaldo_golijov_3.jpg(Photo: Alejandro Golijov © 2000)
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 23 January 2006]
When the history of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ainadamar” is written, the opera’s 2003 premiere at the Tanglewood Music Center may be considered just a workshop along the way. At the time Mr. Golijov admitted to having rushed to finish the score at the last minute. Though his memory play of an opera had haunting aspects to it, whole stretches of the music seemed padded, lacking in urgency.