Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria


by Claudio Monteverdi

Opera in 2 acts with prologue
Badoaro G (Author), Raymond Leppard (Editor)
Giacomo Badoaro
Instrumentation - atrbn.2 ttrbn.btrbn - 2 hasrpsichord -harp - 3 lute - gtr - flue organ - reed organ -strings
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Edited by Raymond Leppard
English, German, Italian
First Performance
July 1972, Glyndebourne: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Full score, vocal score and parts for hire

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'Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria' reviews

‘A restored masterpiece of opera, spontaneous, and instantly communicative, deeply emotional and rich both in melodic invention and in all those ingenuities of design and device that we think of as typically Monteverdian. What is most remarkable in the opera is the freedom and natural ease of the vocal writing as it moves from declamation to formal song. Each character comes to life in musical terms, while for their confrontations Monteverdi draws on his madrigal techniques of half a century…a Read more

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