Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (SV 325, The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland) is an opera consisting of a prologue and five acts (later revised to three), set by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1639–1640 carnival season. The story, taken from the second half of Homer's Odyssey, tells how constancy and virtue are ultimately rewarded, treachery and deception overcome. After his long journey home from the Trojan Wars Ulisse, king of Ithaca, finally returns to his kingdom where he finds that a trio of villainous suitors are importuning his faithful queen, Penelope. With the assistance of the gods, his son Telemaco and a staunch friend Eumete, Ulisse vanquishes the suitors and recovers his kingdom.
Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (2009)
Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria by C. Monteverdi, from Teatro Real, 2009. Directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi,, conductor William Christie, starring Christine Rice, Ed Lyon, Robert Burt, Juan Sancho, Cyril Auvity, Joseph Cornwell, Kobie van Rensburg, Xavier Sabata, Umberto Chiummo and Hanna Bayodi-Hirt. ...
Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria (2021)
Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria by C. Monteverdi, from Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino performed at Teatro della Pergola, 2021. Directed by Robert Carsen, conductor Ottavio Dantone. Starring Charles Workman as Ulisse, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani as Telemaco, Delphine Galou as Penelop...