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Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria / Harnoncourt

Monteverdi / Mve / Ohz / Harnoncourt
Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000824109  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Werner HollwegFrancisco AraizaTrudeliese SchmidtPhilippe Huttenlocher
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Il Ritorno d' Ulisse in Patria
(Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)

Werner Hollweg · Trudeliese Schmidt · Francisco Araiza · Philippe Huttenlocher
Das Monteverdi-Ensemble des Opernhauses Zürich
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Staged, directed and designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/English/German/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL

* The Zurich Monteverdi cycle conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and staged by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle was hailed by both critics and audiences and performed at festivals all over Europe to greatest critical acclaim.
Read more Nearly three decades later, this Monteverdi cycle enjoys legendary status as one of the most compelling and comprehensive approaches – both musically and visually – to these early masterworks.
* Monteverdi’s three surviving stage works shed light on the historic roots of opera as a musical genre – starting with Orfeo, composed only few years after the “invention” of opera itself and known ever since as opera’s first masterpiece, and ending with L´Incoronazione di Poppea as one of opera’s first character dramas.
* Despite the huge renaissance of Baroque opera on today’s stages, the Harnoncourt/Ponnelle Monteverdi cycle remains a benchmark – the cycle taps the emotional rawness of the stage works while respecting their historic dignity.
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Works on This Recording

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Werner Hollweg (Tenor), Francisco Araiza (Tenor), Trudeliese Schmidt (Mezzo Soprano),
Philippe Huttenlocher (Bass)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 

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