Onstage: Latin Passion

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hosts special guest Juanjo Mena, who will conduct Manuel de Falla’s romantic opera La vida breve (The Brief Life), full of Flamenco dancers, colorful vocal textures and a lush orchestral score, for this wee

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Pablo Villegas

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hosts special guest Juanjo Mena, who will conduct Manuel de Falla’s romantic opera La vida breve (The Brief Life), full of Flamenco dancers, colorful vocal textures and a lush orchestral score, for this weekend’s Latin Passion program. Before the opera, the evening begins with a performance of the lighthearted Fantasía para un Gentilhombre (Fantasia for a Gentleman) by soulful Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas.


8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10-$101. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org.



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