Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria tells the epic story of the return of the Greek hero Ulysses to his kingdom of Ithaca a full decade after the fall of Troy. In his long absence, three power-hungry suitors have been wooing his faithful queen, Penelope. Aided by the goddess of wisdom, Ulysses reclaims his kingdom and the hand of his beloved. The intense drama comes alive through Monteverdi’s vividly expressive score in what is often regarded as his most tender and moving opera. Don’t miss this brand new, fully staged production at the June 2015 Festival.
Run time for the performance with two intermissions will be aproximately 3 hours, 40 minutes. Subject to change.
A behind-the-scenes Video Preview of The Monteverdi Trilogy by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films.
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Caroline Copeland, Assistant Stage Director & Choreographer
BEMF Chamber Ensemble
BEMF Dance Ensemble
BEMF Young Artists Training Program
2015 Young Artists: Singers
2015 Young Artists: Dancers