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Samantha Hankey (Federico García Lorca) and Lauren Fagan (Margarita Xirgu) in Ainadamar Dress Rehearsal. Scottish Opera 2022. Credit James Glossop.


Ainadamar is an Arabic word meaning ‘fountain of tears’. It is one of the names of a natural spring located in the hills above the Spanish city of Granada. This is the site where the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca was executed in 1936. Read more >>

For more information on Ainadamar, including composer and librettist profiles, main cast biographies, and exclusive essays, you can purchase a programme booklet for £5 at the theatre.