Richard Bratby

A total (and often gripping) theatrical experience: Scottish Opera’s Ainadamar reviewed

Plus: a formidable Verdi Requiem from the Hallé and Mark Elder

Lauren Fagan (Margarita Xirgu) and Julieth Lozano (Nuria) with the Ainadamar ensemble. Photo: James Glossop

Do you remember Osvaldo Golijov? Two decades ago he was classical music’s Next Big Thing: a credible postmodernist with a lush and listenable tonal flair, and an Argentinian with an interestingly complex European heritage in a millennium where everyone agreed – for a while, anyway – that the future was Latin American.

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