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MONTEVERDI, C.: Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Il) (DNO, 1998) (NTSC)




MONTEVERDI, C.: Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Il) (DNO, 1998) (NTSC)

Monteverdi (1567-1643) IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graciela Araya, Toby Spence,
Jaco Huijpen Christopher Gillett, Brian Asawa
De Nederlandse Opera Orchestra / Glen Wilson
Stage director Pierre Audi

Running Time: 176 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: NTSC · 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: EN
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL

Cat. No: OA0927D (NTSC)

In his penultimate opera, based on text adapted from Homer’s

Odyssey, Monteverdi ventures further than ever before into the depths of human emotion. In this ‘dramma in musica’ human frailty falls victim to time, fortune and love. Gods and humans, comic and intensely serious characters and spectacular scenic effects are brought together in a wonderfully rich and effective texture. Pierre Audi’s highly stylised and timeless production is captured here in a live recording from

Het Muziektheater Amsterdam.

‘A strikingly staged, beautifully sung production.’--New York Times

‘Pierre Audi’s daringly minimalist production bespeaks a belief in opera as theatre that one rarely encounters… This is opera as music drama, and an experience not to be missed.’--New York Post

‘That the presentness of theatre and the pastness of music can coincide is one of the miracles of opera, and is one of the miracles of Mr. Audi’s production.’--The New Yorker

Monteverdi, Claudio

Badoaro, Giacomo

Wilson, Glen

Glen Wilson Baroque Ensemble

Araya, Graciela; Asawa, Brian; Bacelli, Monica; Baumans, Machteld; Gillett, Christopher; Huijpen, Jaco; Montague, Diana; Oliver, Alexander; Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony; Spence, Toby; Thompson, Adrian; Tucker, Mark

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: oa0927d

Barcode: 809478009276

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Release Date: 08/2005

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