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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
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14.03.17  19:00  Brussel, Klarafestival, info & tickets
Th
16.03.17  19:00  Brussel, Klarafestival, info & tickes
Sa
18.03.17  13:00  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, info & tickets
Su
19.03.17  18:00  Koeln, Koelner Philharmonie, info & tickets
We
22.03.17  19:00  Wien, Theater an der Wien, info & tickets

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Claudio Monteverdi
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
René Jacobs conductor
Stéphane Degout Ulisse
Katarina Bradic Penelope
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani Telemaco / Giove
Jorg Schneider Iro
Pierre Derhet Eurimaco
Thomas Walker Eumete
Mirella Hagen Amore / Giunone
Mark Milhofer Pisandro
Magnus Staveland Anfinomo
Marcos Fink Antinoo
Marie-Claude Chappuis Minerva / Umana Fragilità
Mary-Ellen Nesi Fortuna / Ericlea / Melanto
Ugo Guagliardo Tempo / Nettuno

In the autumn of his life, Claudio Monteverdi returned to the genre he had put on the map more than thirty years previously: opera. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1639) describes Odysseus' return from the Trojan War. Once at home, Homer's hero finds that three rivals are paying court to his wife Penelope. Following a gruesome denouement, true love triumphs. It is surprising that Ulisse is rarely performed these days, considering that the sensational libretto and rich score make it a prototype of modern opera. Monteverdi explores the psychology of gods and mortals in expressive recitatives and ensembles, underpinned by a continuo part that is both illustrative and crucial. B'Rock and a cast of superb singers, conducted by René Jacobs, tell this story of fidelity and seduction, doubt and catharsis.

 

Coproduction: Klarafestival, De Munt / La Monnaie, Bozar

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