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Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

on BBC Radio 3

4/5. When the first public opera house opened in Venice in 1637 the demand for musical entertainment soared. Monteverdi found time to write several new stage works which were hugely successful. Donald Macleod introduces the first - the story of Ulysses and his return home after the Trojan War.
Come Dolce Oggi lAuretta Spira (Proserpina
Rapita) Emma Kirkby , Judith Nelson and Poppy Holden (sopranos), Jakob Lindberg and Anthony Rooley (chitarrones)
// Ritomo d'Ulisse in Patria (excerpts) Christina Hogman (soprano: Telemachus), Bernarda Fink (mezzo: Penelope), Christoph Pregardien (tenor: Ulysses), Martyn Hill (tenor: Eumaeus), Concerto Vocale, director Rene Jacobs

Contributors

Introduces:
Donald MacLeod
Unknown:
Emma Kirkby
Unknown:
Judith Nelson
Sopranos:
Poppy Holden
Sopranos:
Jakob Lindberg
Sopranos:
Anthony Rooley
Soprano:
Christina Hogman
Unknown:
Bernarda Fink
Tenor:
Christoph Pregardien
Director:
Rene Jacobs

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