Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7299D

Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7299D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th May 2022

Contents

Artists

Furio Zanasi
Lucile Richardot
Krystian Adam
Hana Blazikova
Gianluca Burrato
Michal Czerniawski
Gareth Treseder
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Artists

Furio Zanasi
Lucile Richardot
Krystian Adam
Hana Blazikova
Gianluca Burrato
Michal Czerniawski
Gareth Treseder
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

The second of Gardiner’s acclaimed Monteverdi Trilogy to be released by Opus Arte in 2022.

Claudio Monteverdi was a pioneer in the origins and development of opera, taking vocal music beyond Renaissance polyphony and entering a modern era in which genuine feelings and emotions are expressed through a wide variety of characters. Part of a late flowering in Monteverdi’s illustrious career, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria is considered the most tender and moving of his three surviving operas. It takes its narrative from the second half of Homer’s Odyssey, presenting Ulysses as a flawed hero; a lone wanderer who has to overcome cruel tests, terrible hardships, treachery and deception before he can be reunited with his faithful queen Penelope and recover his kingdom. Recorded in Venice’s historical Teatro La Fenice, this semi-staged production is part of John Eliot Gardiner’s acclaimed celebration of Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, a true milestone in Western cultural history.

“Every element in this show, you sense, has been carefully thought out and beautifully realised” – The Times

Cast:
- Ulisse: Furio Zanasi
- Penelope: Lucile Richardot
- Telemaco: Krystian Adam
- Minerva / Fortuna: Hana Blažiková
- Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo: Gianluca Burrato
- Pisandro: Michał Czerniawski
- Amfinomo: Gareth Treseder

Co-directors: John Eliot Gardiner, Elsa Rooke
Lighting designer: Rick Fisher
Video director: Sébastien Glas

Duration: approx. 119 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + DTS-HD Master Audio Surround
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, IT, JP, KO

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