TSO polishes Spanish Operatic Gem to perfection

Through all the conventions of the modern symphony-going experience – the frantic drive through downtown traffic, the last-minute rush to the washrooms, the musicians filing on stage dressed for a funeral, the rustling, coughing cacophony – through all this, art broke through. The real thing. Like a brilliant burst of the sun – warm, bright, exhilarating. Doesn't happen all the time.
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Categories: 2012-2013 Season and Media Reviews.

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

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra was on fire — as were its many guests, including a substantial contingent from the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
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Categories: 2012-2013 Season and Media Reviews.

Concert review: Toronto Symphony makes fiery work of Manuel de Falla’s opera La vida breve

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra was on fire — as were its many guests, including a substantial contingent from the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
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Categories: 2012-2013 Season and Media Reviews.