«Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria»
3 CD | Booklet
|Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi||Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses).|
Furio Zanasi (Baritone), John Taylor Ward (Bass), Gianluca Buratto (Bass), Francesca Biliotti (Contralto), Lucile Richardot (Contralto), Michał Czerniawski (Counter-Tenor), Carlo Vistoli (Counter-Tenor), Silvia Frigato (Soprano), Francesca Boncompagni (Soprano), Hana Blažíková (Soprano), Anna Dennis (Soprano), Gareth Treseder (Tenor), Zachary Wilder (Tenor), Krystian Adam (Tenor), Robert Burt (Tenor), Francisco Fernández-Rueda (Tenor).
English Baroque Soloists – Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Monteverdi’s great opera is a celebration of unwavering devotion, conveyed in some of the composer’s most poignant, heart-breaking music.
After two brutal decades of war, the weary Ulysses is washed up on the rocky shore of his home island of Ithaca. There, he discovers the hordes of depraved admirers who have beseiged his faithful wife Penelope in his 20-year absence – and launches into battle to win back her love. Monteverdi’s opera is a celebration of unwavering devotion, conveyed in some of the composer’s most poignant, heartbreaking music.
John Eliot Gardiner leads an exemplary cast of world-class singers alongside the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in this live recording from The National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Poland – part of their critically acclaimed Monteverdi 450 tour in 2017.