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The Barbican presents three contemporary operas: Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov, Adriana Mater by Kaija Saariaho and Waiting for the Barbarians by Philip Glass. These three operas embrace the political darknesses - war, oppression, martyrdom, redemption - that haunt and disturb universally. Each portrays the individual, often in isolation, as subject to political and physical oppression and confronted with the challenge of survival.Performers Kaija Saariaho (Adriana Mater).
Music Philip Glass (Waiting for the Barbarians). Music Osvaldo Golijov (Ainadamar).
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