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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA



Venice: La Fenice Opera House

Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Co -director: Elsa Rooke/Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Lighting: Rick Fisher

Costumes: Patricia Hofstede (Atelier paradis)

running time: 3h45'
first part: 1h35'
interval: 0h25'
second part: 1h35'

Dates and times

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Date

Time

Description

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sat

2017-06-17

15:30

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tue

2017-06-20

19:00

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cast

Ulisse Furio Zanasi
Penelope Lucille Richardot
Minerva/Fortuna Hana Blažíková
Telemaco Krystian Adam
Eumete Francisco Fernandez Rueda
Iro Robert Burt
Eurimaco Zachary Wilder
Melanto Anna Dennis
Tempo/Giove John Taylor Ward
Giunone Francesca Boncompagni
Amore Silvia Frigato
Umana fragilità Carlo Vistoli
Nettuno/Antinoo Gianluca Buratto
Pisandro Michal Czerniawski
Anfinomo Gareth Treseder

The Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Co-directors Elsa RookeSir John Eliot Gardiner
Lighting Rick Fisher
Costumes Patricia Hofstede (Atelier paradis)

450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth



The most melancholic and meditative of Monteverdi’s three operas, Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland) had its debut in Venice in 1641. Here Ulisse is a sort of fragile hero, not satisfied with the knowledge he has acquired, but keener to rediscover the affection he has been missing for four lustres. It is here that Monteverdi reaches unrivalled heights of musical invention and psychological insight of his characters. The recognition scene between Ulisse and Telemaco is outstanding, as is that between the protagonist and Penelope, if not even more so