From Friday, May 31 2013 to Sunday, June 2 2013
A musical Odyssey.
The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland, based on Homer's Odyssey, begins at the end of the Trojan War. Although many suitors pester her, Penelope waits faithfully for her husband, Odysseus. The latter, aided by Minerva, returns disguised as a beggar …
Composed more than thirty years after Orfeo, this work illsutrates the evolution in Monteverdi's music: the melody extends to the arioso, while the madrigal form is abandoned. And, of course, this opera allows for an alternative appreciation of Homer's great work!
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