AMOR, VIDA DE MI VIDA (Domingo, Martinez, Lopez Cobos)

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Chueca, Federico - Composer
El bateo
La maravilla
La chulapona
La marchenera
Luisa Fernanda
Luna, Pablo - Composer
El nino judio
Falla, Manuel de - Composer
El amor brujo
El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Serrano, Jose - Composer
Los claveles
La cancion del olvido
La del Soto del Parral
La boda de Luis Alonso
Penella, Manuel - Composer
Don Gil de Alcala
El gato montes
Sorozabal, Pablo - Composer
La tabernera del puerto
Chapi, Ruperto - Composer
Las hijas de Zebedeo
Lecuona, Ernesto - Composer
Maria la O
Lehar, Franz - Composer
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg
Date of Concert: 10-08-2007
Festival: Salzburg Festival
Playing Time: 01:39:26
Television Director: Fibich, Karina
Sound Engineer: Hornacek, Gregor
Catalogue Number: A045005160000
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A typically Spanish musical genre, the zarzuela is a Spanish-language opera with spoken dialogues and filled with pleasant-sounding, often folkloric tunes cast in arias, duets, four-part choruses and dances. While zarzuelas never really made it into the repertoires of theaters outside the Spanish-speaking countries, the many passionate, fiery, or lyrical vocal pieces have continued to thrive in concerts and recitals all over the world. One of the most renowned and ardent supporters of zarzuela melodies is Plácido Domingo, who is featured here in a concert given at the 2007 Salzburg Festival.

Belying his 66 years, the world-famous tenor sings these rousing, seductive melodies with the beguiling sweetness of a much younger man. Delicately painted character studies enhanced with occasional harmonic slides, sighing motifs and castanet laughter – Domingo transports the enraptured listener to the calles and plazas of Madrid and Seville. His phrasing is "subtly shaded, with the wisdom of an older man; the voice is always perfectly focused and led both dazzlingly and intelligently... The audience cheers" (F.A.Z.).

Domingo is accompanied by the Mozarteum Orchestra under Jesús López Cobos and, above all, by his partner for the evening, soprano Ana María Martínez, "a beautiful woman with a fascinating voice, full of velvety mezzoish half-tints in the middle and bottom ranges, with a gleaming top" (London Times). The young, internationally celebrated soprano made her Salzburg debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte in 2006. Martínez and Domingo serve up an evening of infectious good spirits and exquisite vocal treats. As Die Welt raved, "The dazzle of genuine stars shone brightly over Salzburg!"

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