La Vida Breve (Life is Brief)

Opened 12 Mar 2015
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From the composer of the orchestral showpiece Nights in the Gardens of Spain and the popular ballet The Three-Cornered Hat comes this irresistibly exuberant opera of violently passionate emotions that breathes the heady air of Granada. Written in a burst of inspiration, La Vida Breve is an all or nothing tragedy of a woman - Salud - who loves too much a worthless man who strings her along, knowing all the while that he is to marry another girl. The atmosphere is heavy with Spanish fatalism, heightened by the influence of Andalusian folk song, lightened by Spanish dance rhythms.

Revival Production. Sung in Spanish with English titles.

Double bill with Gianni Schicchi