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Falla: La Vida Breve / Maazel, De Leon, Gallardo-Domas, Corbacho [blu-ray]

De Falla / Maazel / Gallardo-domas / Corbacho
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 710804  
Composer:  Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Maria Luisa CorbachoJorge De LeónCristina Gallardo-Domâs
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Number of Discs: 1 
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A national monument in Spain, Manuel de Falla’s La vida breve is perhaps the greatest opera ever written in the Spanish language. A kind of “tragic zarzuela”, it unites verismo atmosphere, Andalusian local colour and a score shimmering with reminiscences of French Impressionism. Written in 1905, La vida breve is the story of a poor gypsy and her lover, who is engaged to wed a wealthy girl. “Simply a stroke of genius”, wrote Spain’s Opera Viva about Giancarlo del Monaco’s austere, minimalist staging at Valencia’s
Read more Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Maestro Lorin Maazel, whom El País hailed as the “triunfador” of the evening, leads an exquisite array of soloists headed by Chilean soprano Cristina Gallardo-Domâs, Jorge de León and María Luisa Corbacho.

Manuel de Falla
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Salud – Cristina Gallardo-Domâs
Paco – Jorge de León
La abuela María – María Luisa Corbacho
El tio Sarvaor – Felipe Bou
Carmela – Sandra Ferrández
1º and 3º vendedora - Sandra Ferrández
2º vendedora – Natalia Lunar
Manuel – Isaac Galán
Una voz en la fragua – Antonio Lozano
Flamenco singer – Esperanza Fernández
Flamenco guitarist – Juan Carlos Gómez Pastor

Valencia Regional Government Choir (Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana) Valencian Community Orchestra (Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana) Lorin Maazel, conductor

Giancarlo del Monaco, stage director and set designer
Jesús Ruiz, costume designer
Wolfgang von Zoubeck, lighting designer
Goyo Montero, choreographer

Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia”, Valencia, Spain, 2010

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Spanish, English, German, French
Running time: 81 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 25)
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Works on This Recording

La vida breve by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Maria Luisa Corbacho (Mezzo Soprano), Jorge De León (Tenor), Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 

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