Montevedri Il Riturno D'Ulisse In Patria DVD

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Cat No:
102308
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807280230895
Format:
DVD
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Released:
01 - 07 - 2013
Price:
$49.95
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AVAILABLE
 
 

Montevedri Il Riturno D'Ulisse In Patria DVD

Benjamin Luxon (Ulisse), Janet Baker (Penelope), Anne Howells (Minerva), Robert Lloyd (Nettuno), The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard (conductor)

Based on the Greek legend of Ulysses and his return to Ithaca after years in the Trojans War, Claudio Monteverdi's opera Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria is one of the earliest operas and an absolute masterpiece of its kind. This seminal 1973 production was directed by Peter Hall and conducted by Raymond Leppard at the Glyndebourne Festival. The terrific cast and crew, particularly the outstanding Janet Baker and Benjamin Luxon, stage an impassioned production that is accentuated by the gorgeous visual design. Monteverdi's music is of transcendental beauty. He took what had previously been rather monotonous, one-dimensional music drama and enriched it with a full musical expression complementing a coherent dramatic experience. With full justification, he can therefore be called the real founder of opera as we know it today, a reputation celebrated by this pioneering performance.

Montevedri Il Riturno D'Ulisse In Patria

Running Time: 2 hr 28 min
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian (Original Language), German, English, French, Spanish
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)