This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Nicole Paiement, director of Opera Parallèle, which is presenting Ainadamar, the 2003 opera opera by Osvaldo Golijov, inspired by the confrontation between poet Federico García Lorca and the Fascist regime during the Spanish Civil War, and with Andrew Whitfield, assistant conductor and chorus master of Opera San Jose, which is presenting Verdi's "Il Trovatore in a massive production inspired by Game of Thrones." For the first Thursday of the month, SF Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman offers a preview of the month ahead in classical music. Originally broadcast on Thursday, February 7 at 1pm.
Ainadamar - Opera Parallèle: operaparelle.org
Il Trovatore, Opera San Jose: www.operasj.org