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English Touring Opera – Ulysses’ Homecoming

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Saffron HallAudley End Road, Saffron Walden, East of England, CB11 4UH, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Performers
English Touring Opera
Jonathan Peter KennyConductor
James ConwayDirector
takisSet Designer
Benedict NelsonBaritoneUlisse
Carolyn DobbinMezzo-sopranoPenelope
Nick PritchardTenorTelemaco
Martha JonesSopranoAmor, Melanto
Robert Anthony GardinerTenorLa Fortuna, Eurimaco
Katie BrayMezzo-sopranoMinerva
Clint van der LindeCountertenorEriclea, Pisandro
John-Colyn GyeanteyTenorEumete
Adam PlayerTenorIro
Andrew SlaterBass-baritoneAntinoo, Neptuno, Tempo (Time)
Old Street Band
Mark HowlandLighting Designer

One of the certain masterpieces of Venice’s glory days is Monteverdi’s crowning achievement, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Ulysses’ Homecoming), recounting the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the disastrous Trojan war, Ulysses is reunited with his wife Penelope.

James Conway’s new production, designed by Greek designer takis (Ottone, Life on the Moon) will feature Benedict Nelson and Carolyn Dobbin in these central roles, Nick Pritchard as their son Telemachus, and Katie Bray as the feisty goddess Minerva.

Sung in English with surtitles.

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