CVS069 - 3CD - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
CVS069 - 3CD - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in PatriaCVS069 - 3CD - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

3CD - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

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Ten years after the Trojan War, Ulysses is at last about to return to Ithaca ! Stéphane Fuget and Les Epopées lead us through this return of Ulysses to his homeland, full of adventures and emotions ! 


Les Épopées
Stéphane Fuget, conductor

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Ulysses and Monteverdi : passion and action at the heart of musical drama. Penelope sings of her endless wait, her hope to see the king of her heart again, while her suitors besiege her to take her hand and the throne.
The return of Ulysses to Ithaca after twenty years of wandering brings the drama to a close. Travelling incognito disguised as an old man, he arrives at the palace for the contest that Penelope has arranged : whoever manages to bend Odysseus’ former bow will have the hand of the queen. The old man in rags presents himself to the court, and achieves his revenge...
Stéphane Fuget conducts this masterpiece, using every instrumental spell to fulfil his great ambition: to restore to Monteverdi’s music and singing all of its ornaments and colours, thanks to a magnificent cast and their passionate support.

Recorded at the Crusades Room of the Château de Versailles from 2 to 7 December 2021

Booklet in french / english / german - Duration : 182'24

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