Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by C. Monteverdi

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Mark Padmore, tenor
Sara Mingardo, mezzosoprano
Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzosoprano
Cor de cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana (Xavier Puig, director)
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor


C. Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (concert version)

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi, represents the history of the operistic genre alongside The Orfeo and The Incoronazione di Poppea. Il ritorno d’ Ulisse in patria is based on the final moments of Homer’s Odyssey, the opera tells with dramatic intensity the Homeric story of Gods bound by love, friendship, envy, hatred and human frailty, and with a moralising ending.

The versatile tenor Mark Padmore performs the role of Ulysses after starring in roles and scores as demanding and different as the Evangelist in the Passion of St. Matthew or the desperate voice in Schubert’s Winter Journey, among many others.