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Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria / Christie, Spicer

Monteverdi / Spicer / Mijanovic / Christie
Release Date: 02/24/2004 
Label:  Erato (Dvd)   Catalog #: 90613  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christophe LaporteZachary StainsBertrand BontouxMarijana Mijanovic,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian

Special Feature: William Christie interview.
Kresimir Spicer (Ulisse), Marijana Mijanovic (Penelope), Cyril Auvity (Telemaco), Joseph Cornwell (Eumete), Bertrand Bontoux (Antinoo), Andreas Gisler (Anfinomo), Christophe Laporte (Pisandro), Zachary Stains (Eurimaco), Katalin Károlyi (Melanto/Fortuna), Robert Burt (Iro), Geneviève Kaemmerlen (Ericlea), Rachid ben Abdeslam (L’Umana Fragilità), Olga Pitarch (Minerva/Amore), Paul-Henry Vila (Nettuno/Il Tempo), Eric Raffard (Giove), Rebecca Ockenden (Giunone)

This remarkable production of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria was first seen
Read more at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in July 2000; conducted by William Christie and directed for the stage by Adrian Noble, it won immediate and unequivocal praise for the ravishing beauty of the performances and the inventiveness of the staging. It was revived in 2002 and performed across Europe and in America before returning to the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, the theatre for which the production was designed, and where this recording was made. This DVD recording also includes an 11-minute interview with William Christie. - Virgin Classics

"Christie achieves something approaching Monteverdian nirvana." - The Sunday Times

"Without doubt the best staging of a baroque work I have seen, providing a supple and beautiful reinterpretation of 17th-century theatrical convention." - The Telegraph
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Works on This Recording

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Christophe Laporte (Countertenor), Zachary Stains (Tenor), Bertrand Bontoux (Bass),
Marijana Mijanovic (Mezzo Soprano), Kresimir Spicer (Tenor), Cyril Auvity (Countertenor),
Joseph Cornwell (Tenor), Katalin Károlyi (Alto), Robert Burt (Tenor),
Genevičve Kaemmerlen (Alto)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640; Venice, Italy 

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