Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria - Venice, 2017

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This full concert broadcast comes from our 2017 award-winning Monteverdi Trilogy tour, when the Monteverdi ensembles and John Eliot Gardiner celebrated the composer’s 450th anniversary with performances of his three surviving operas. This project saw the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and an exemplary cast of world-class singers showcase concert-stagings of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea, at sixteen venues across the world. To find more about this tour, click here.

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Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Ulisse: Furio Zanasi
Penelope: Lucile Richardot
Telemaco: Krystian Adam
Minerva / Fortuna: Hana Blažíková
Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo: Gianluca Buratto
Pisandro: Michał Czerniawski
Anfinomo: Gareth Treseder
Eurimaco: Zachary Wilder
Melanto: Anna Dennis
Giove: John Taylor Ward
Giunone: Francesca Boncompagni
Iro: Robert Burt
Eumete: Francisco Fernández-Rueda
Humana Fragilità: Carlo Vistoli
Amore: Silvia Frigato
Ericlea: Francesca Biliotti

This concert was filmed at Teatro La Fenice, Venice on 17 June 2017, and produced by Ozango with the participation of France Télévisions, Unitel & Classicall and with the support of Centre National du Cinéma

Video director: Sébastien Glas