Bostridge and Watts will take the lead roles in Monteverdi’s epic Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (1639-40), here performed in concert form. As its name signals, it tells the tale of Odysseus’ return to Ithaca, where he reunites with his beloved queen Penelope after disposing of her odious suitors. With a veritable cornucopia of early baroque musical styles, it is renowned for the eloquence of its language and the rich platform it offers to talented interpreters. Richard Egarr, harpsichord maestro and the Academy’s chief director, conducts.
|What||Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Barbican Centre|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 29 Sep 15, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|