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Manuel de Falla

Publisher: Chester Music

La Vida Breve (1905)
Work Notes
Australia, Canada, Japan, South America and USA only
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1905
Duration
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
French, Spanish
Soloist
Alto, 3 Baritones, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 3 Sopranos, 2 Tenors
Solo Instrument(s)
Alto (optional)


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Manuel de Falla La Vida Breve (1905)
SYNOPSIS

Salaud, a gypsy girl from Granada, is talking sadly to hergrandmother about the absence of her lover, Paco. Pacoarrives and seems to reaffirm his love. It is, however, adeception and when Salaud’s uncle enters and sees thecouple together, he, knowing that Paco is in fact to marry a rich girl from his own social class on the following day, tries to kill him, but the grandmother intervenes.

  • Ensemble
    Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Prince of Asturias Foundation Choir
    Soloist(s)
    Ana Maria Sánchez, soprano / María José Suárez, soprano / Vincente Ombuena Valls, tenor / Alicia Nafé, mezzo soprano / Alfonso Echeverría, bass / Enrique Baquerizo, tenor / Pedro Sanz, tenor / Antonio Reyes, guitar
    Conductor
    Maximiano Valdes
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