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Venus y Adonis

Zarzuela in two acts by José de Nebra. Recorded in 2021 for the Glossa label, it narrates the legend of the rape of Lucretia, taken from the texts of Tito Livio. Premiered in 1744 at the Coliseo del Duque de Medinaceli, it shows us a Nebra in his mature period, already very close to pre-classicism, demanding great virtuosity from both voices and instruments. He would later perform it in public theatres to great acclaim.
After 268 years in obscurity, we have revived this zarzuela in October 2021, performing it in its complete version in Riehen, a project recorded on CD, and available at the following link:

https://www.amazon.es/Donde-hay-violencia-culpa/dp/B0BBK3CMFD

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In March 2023 Ensemble Los Elementos with Alberto Miguélez Rouco performed it at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, directed by Rafael Villalobos.

https://teatrodelazarzuela.mcu.es/es/temporada/lirica-2022-2023/la-violacion-de-lucrecia-2022-2023

Donde hay violencia

Donde hay violencia, no hay culpa

Zarzuela en dos actos de José de Nebra. Grabada en 2021 para el sello discográfico Glossa, narra la leyenda de la violación de Lucrecia, recogida en los textos de Tito Livio. Estrenada en 1744 en el Coliseo del Duque de Medinaceli, nos muestra a un Nebra en su período de madurez, ya muy próximo al preclasicismo, exigiendo gran virtuosismo tanto a las voces como los instrumentos. Más tarde la representaría en los teatro públicos obteniendo un enorme éxito.
Tras 268 años en el olvido, hemos recuperado esta zarzuela en octubre de 2021, interpretándola en su versión completa en Riehen, proyecto grabado en CD, y disponible en el siguiente link:

https://www.amazon.es/Donde-hay-violencia-culpa/dp/B0BBK3CMFD

En marzo de 2023 el Ensemble Los Elementos junto con Alberto Miguélez Rouco la interpretaron en el Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid dirigida escénicamente por Rafael Villalobos.

https://teatrodelazarzuela.mcu.es/es/temporada/lirica-2022-2023/la-violacion-de-lucrecia-2022-2023

Donde hay violencia

Vendado es Amor, no es ciego

Zarzuela written in 1744 by José de Nebra that narrates the love story of Venus and Anchises. It is José de Nebra's most monumental zarzuela, both in terms of length and musical difficulty, and also contains some of the most famous pages of the Spanish Baroque repertoire: the well-known aria di tempesta "El bajel que no recela" and the famous fandango "Tempestad grande, amigo".

In 2018 we gave the first performance of the work with original instruments in Basel in front of the Spanish Embassy, which was the occasion of the founding of Los Elementos. In 2019 we recorded it on CD for the Glossa label in collaboration with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the institution to which most of the ensemble's musicians are linked. It can be purchased at this link:
https://www.amazon.es/Jose-Nebra-Vendado-Amor-Ciego/dp/B087CQ43X5

 

In 2020 we had the opportunity to perform it in concert version at the Festival de Amigos de la Ópera de La Coruña and in 2022 at the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid as part of the CNDM programme.

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