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27 Jan 2006

Composer, and opera, are a mixed bag,0,1530554.story?coll=ny-arts-headlines

ainadamar.jpgBY RUSSELL PLATT [Newsday, 25 January 2006]

To his many fans, Osvaldo Golijov, the 45-year-old Argentine-Israeli-American composer, is a Schoenberg for the new millennium: at once a conservative carrier of tradition and a radical reformer who invented a new type of composition. He is also a man who enjoys entertaining an audience, as his one-act opera "Ainadamar" ("Fountain of Tears"), which began its three-performance run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on Sunday afternoon, proved once more.

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