As well as being one of the four artistic advisors for our Voices from Latin America festival, Osvaldo Golijov is the holder of the 2012–2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair. Tonight, one of Golijov's most popular works, the opera Ainadamar—which, like his La Pasión según San Marcos, draws on the sounds of his native Latin America—begins a two-week run in Madrid at the Teatro Real.
Directed by Peter Sellars, the production stars Jessica Rivera in the role of Margarita Xirgu, one that she has sung several times before. Rivera returns to Carnegie Hall next February 4 to perform as part of Making Music: Osvaldo Golijov—an all-Golijov program that closely examines his musical aesthetic and includes the New York premiere of his string quartet Qohelet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Jessica Rivera reviews a career path that has seen her specialize in the music of contemporary composers—notably Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams.
2012–2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair: Osvaldo Golijov
January 17, Philadelphia Orchestra
February 4, Making Music: Osvaldo Golijov
March 10, 2013, La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project
May 17, Crash Ensemble
Voices from Latin America