La vida breve review: Opera packs a lot of red-blooded emotion

John Terauds – Toronto Star, Nov 2, 2012

La vida breve by Manuel de Falla. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Repeats Saturday at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s concert presentation of La vida breve, an opera by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, is one of the hottest things the organization has done in a long time.

It packs the heat of emotion, the heat of great singing and the heat of music performed with utter conviction. The first performance on Thursday night was one of the great concerts of the year.

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