Archives for October2014

Patricio Zamorano in the news | ‘La Vida Breve’: The In Series’ latest pocket opera success

Guitarist-vocalist Patricio Zamorano provided a lovely and darkly authentic interlude highlighted by his masterful, fluid classical/flamenco guitar technique.

Patricio Zamorano in the news: La Vida Breve/A Brief Life (on DCTheatreScene)

This flamboyant musician plays the grand piano like a virtuoso, at moments like a possessed demon, releasing the rip-tide tempo changes and atonality that hardly seem possible from a single keyboard.  And throughout both acts, flamenco guitarist Patricio Zamorano’s spirited strumming adds the otherworldly duende-dimension–  the deep and sad, soul sound of the flamenco.

“La Vida Breve (A Brief Life)” & “Viva Zarzuela” at the In Series

Have you ever seen a show and heard something you know you’ve heard before and thought, “That’s from an opera?” So it was with La Vida Breve, the In Series charming production of this iconic but rarely performed Spanish opera by Manuel De Falla and libretto by Carlos Fernandez Shaw. It is performed in Spanish with English surtitles.