The Return of Ulysses

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

John Eliot Gardiner I Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke

The Program

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

With English supertitles

The Artists

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Furio Zanasi, Ulisse

Marianna Pizzolato, Penelope

Krystian Adam, Telemaco

Hana Blažíková, Minerva

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

The Monteverdi Choir and founding director John Eliot Gardiner represent “the best of the early-music movement in England” (New York Times). In this semi-staged performance, The Return of Ulysses portrays the moving conclusion of Homer’s Odyssey, in which Monteverdi highlights the essential humanity of Ulysses amongst quarrelling gods, scheming servants, and conniving courtiers.