Music and the Poetry of Federico García Lorca
Tuesday, April 12
Pittsburgh Opera and City of Asylum are partnering together to explore the rich traditions of global operatic music and present an evening of Spanish-language poetry and song.
The evening’s music is a suite of songs composed by Federico García Lorca and inspired by his original poetry. Music performed by the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists and poetry read by Jorge Olivera Castillo, a writer-in-residence at City of Asylum and a Research Scholar at the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director and achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of ’27, a group consisting of mostly poets who introduced the tenets of European movements. He was murdered by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His remains have never been found.