To mark Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birthday, John Eliot Gardiner and his exceptional period-instrument ensemble and choir summon the origins of an art form that began over four centuries ago, illuminating the touching humanity of Monteverdi’s surviving operas in three semi-staged performances over a single week.
The Return of Ulysses portrays the moving conclusion of Homer’s Odyssey, in which Ulysses and Penelope are reunited amidst quarrelling gods, scheming servants, and conniving courtiers. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, under director John Eliot Gardiner, illuminate this quintessential Monteverdi opera celebrating the endurance of love.
“The best of the early-music movement.”
“John Eliot Gardiner lifts his colleagues to new heights of virtuosity”
Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall
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John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Furio Zanasi, Ulisse
Marianna Pizzolato, Penelope
Krystian Adam, Telemaco
Hana Blažíková, Minerva
John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction
More performances by these artists
Wednesday, October 18
Saturday, October 21
Nearing the End
The Past Made Present
Performance length: 3 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission
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