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Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'ulisse In Patria / Cavina, La Venexiana

Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 920920  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberto BalconiSalvo VitaleGiorgia MilanesiRoberta Mameli,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Number of Discs: 3 
Length: 2 Hours 52 Mins. 

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The dramatic energy and the instinct for colour and meaning in the text which Claudio Cavina has been bringing to the music of Claudio Monteverdi in recent years are newly and richly present in his interpretation of Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria. Having previously directed much-admired recordings of both Orfeo and Poppea (and a wide span of madrigals too), Cavina turns his attention now to the enduring Homeric-inspired tale of constancy and virtue first performed in Venice over 350 years ago. Conscious of the restrictions inherent in the single surviving score of the work (now kept in Vienna) and that it is likely that Monteverdi was not the only composer
Read more involved for the original production, Cavina brings a deep understanding to bear on Monteverdi's inspiration - and also onto the mid-17th century Venetian operatic world as a whole (a recent demonstration of this last coming in his recent recording of Cavalli's Artemisia). In his latest artistic endeavour Claudio Cavina is joined by the instrumentalists of La Venexiana and a superb leading group of singers: in addition to Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani as Ulisse and Josè Maria La Monaco as Penelope, Makoto Sakurada and Roberta Mameli have starring roles (Cavina himself also takes a singing role).
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Works on This Recording

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberto Balconi (Countertenor), Salvo Vitale (Bass), Giorgia Milanesi (Voice),
Roberta Mameli (Soprano), Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (Tenor), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor),
José Maria Lo Monaco (Countertenor), Marco Bussi (Voice), Alessio Tosi (Voice)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 

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