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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

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
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

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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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