Concert will begin at 19:00 hours GMT
Monteverdi's 'Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria' with Contaldo, Pichanik, Vidal and Yukawa from Beaune
Beaune International Baroque and Romantic Opera Festival. Monteverdi's 'Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria' is an opera consisting of a prologue and five acts (later revised to three), set to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. The story, taken from the second half of Homer's Odyssey, tells how constancy and virtue are ultimately rewarded, treachery and deception overcome. After his long journey home from the Trojan Wars Ulisse, king of Ithaca, finally returns to his kingdom where he finds that a trio of villainous suitors are importuning his faithful queen, Penelope. With the assistance of the gods, his son Telemaco and a staunch friend Eumete, Ulisse vanquishes the suitors and recovers his kingdom. Performers:
Ulisse: Valerio Contaldo.
Penelope: Anthea Pichanick.
Telemaco, Giove: Matthias Vidal.
Minerva, Fortuna: Ayako Yukawa.
Iro: Jörg Scheinder.
Giunone, Amore: Marie Perbost.
Antinoo, Nettuno, Tempo: Luigi De Donato.
Melanto: Ericlea Ambroisine Bré.
Eumete: Cyril Auvity.
Eurimaco: Pierre-Antoine Chaumien.
Anfinomo: Fabien Hyon.
L’Umana Fragilita, Pisandro: Filippo Mineccia.
Les Epopees Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Fuget.
Notre-Dame Basilica, Beaune