Il ritorno d Ulisse in patria
14.03.17  19:00  Brussel, Klarafestival, info & tickets
16.03.17  19:00  Brussel, Klarafestival, info & tickes
18.03.17  13:00  Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, info & tickets
19.03.17  18:00  Koeln, Koelner Philharmonie, info & tickets
22.03.17  19:00  Wien, Theater an der Wien, info & tickets
Il ritorno d Ulisse in patria in the press
Christoph Zimmermann, 19.03.2017

<<The orchestral sound was luxuriant, full of beautiful colours, and didn't shy from theatrical effects.>>

Nicolas Nguyen
Bachtrack, 19.03.2017
Joep Stapel
NRC Handelsblad, 19.03.2017

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
Johannes Chum Anfinomo
Marcos Fink Antinoo / Tempo
Marie-Claude Chappuis Minerva / Umana Fragilità
Mary-Ellen Nesi Fortuna / Ericlea / Melanto
Jérôme Varnier Nettuno
Damien Chardonnet-Darmaillacq Artistic collaborator

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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