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Manuel de Falla

Publisher: Chester Music

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

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Programme Note
Manuel de Falla La Vida Breve (1905)

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
    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
    Maximiano Valdes
  • 07 AUG 2010
    Kyoto, Japan
    Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
  • 09 NOV 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 20 OCT 2006
    Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid
    Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España
    Josep Pons, conductor

    Other Dates:
    21,22 October - Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid
  • 24 SEP 2006
    Congresshalle, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Rundfunksinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
    Josep Pons, conductor
  • 02 FEB 2006
    Osaka, Japan
    Century Orchestra, Osaka
    Iwaki, conductor
  • 28 OCT 2005
    University of Texas in Austin
    University of Texas at Austin

    Other Dates:
    31 October; 4,6 November - University of Texas in Austin
  • 25 JUL 2003
    Tanglewood Music Festival
    Lenox, MA
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus / Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
  • 10 JUN 2003
    Caen, France
    Orchestre de Caen
  • 24 JAN 2003
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra

    Other Dates:
    25,26 January - Colorado Springs, CO
  • 08 AUG 2002
    Royal Albert Hall, London
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Enrique Diemecke, conductor

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