In 2008, Elena Rivera participated with the Prince Company. Aranjuez at the premiere and recording of Clementina, zarzuela in two acts with music by Luigi Boccherini and libretto by Ramón de la Cruz, at the XV Festival Música Antigua Aranjuez.
The purpose for this recording is to recover the original essence of the eighteenth-century jewel, from the musical sources preserved in Madrid and Berlin, and from the libretto published by Ramón de la Cruz himself, within his theater or collection of saynetes and other dramatic works, presenting by the first time a complete interpretation of the play with original instruments and historical criteria.
Its re-release took place in two functions presented by La Compañía del Príncipe in el Patio de Caballos del Palacio Real de Aranjuez, in June 21 and 22, 2008, within the XV Festival Música Antigua Aranjuez that were stage-directed by Ignacio García, who also took charge of the dramaturgical adaptation.
The Compañía del Príncipe Aranjuez is a group founded at the end of 2006 by the Festival Música Antigua Aranjuez with the purpose of making the productions and recoveries of the festival. Directed by Pablo Heras Casado, its productions are based on a chamber orchestra with original instruments, which includes prominent instrumentalists on the international scene.
Zarzuela in two functions
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Libreto de Ramón de la Cruz (1731-1794)
Clementina: María Hinojosa, soprano
Narcisa: Sonia de Munck, soprano
Doña Damiana: Marta Rodrigo, mezzosoprano
Cristeta: Elena Rivera, soprano
Don Urbano: David Alegret, tenor
Don Lázaro: Toni Marsol, barítono
Don Clemente: Andrés Amorós, actor
Marqués de la Ballesta: Javier Ortíz, actor
La Compañía del Príncipe. Aranjuez
Pablo Heras-Casado, director musical
Juan Pablo Fernández Cortés, dirección artística y musicología