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Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Il (‘The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland’)locked

  • Ellen Rosand


Dramma per musica in a prologue and three acts by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro after Homer’s Odyssey (books 13–23); Venice, Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo, 1640.

This was Monteverdi’s first opera for Venice, Badoaro having written the libretto specifically to tempt Monteverdi to display his talents on the Venetian stage. A great success, the opera received ten performances in Venice and was then taken on the road to Bologna, where it was performed at the Teatro Castrovillani, along with another Venetian import from SS Giovanni e Paolo, ...

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