LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805): La Clementina.
Catalogue Number: 02K040
Label: Nuova Era
Description: Performed in Madrid in 1786, this is Boccherini's only stage composition: a zarzuela in two acts with 13 arias and six ensembles (without spoken dialogue, it comes to just under 72 minutes). Since Boccherini was working here in an established genre, there are no innovations, just a free flow of attractive melodies. The recording date is 1965 and, since it's mono, was likely for radio broadcast. No libretto. Elena Rizzieri (soprano), Karla Schean (mezzo), Ugo Benelli (tenor), Fernando Corena (bass), Swiss-Italian Radio Chorus and Orchestra; Angelo Ephrikian.