PREMIERE: Monteverdi’s “The Return of Ulysses”

Monteverdi’s deeply moving opera recounts the return of the Greek king Ulysses to his family after a twenty-year absence fighting in the Trojan War. This production abounds with gods, goddesses, flying machines and magical transformations, and features tenor Krešimir Špicer, whose definitive performances in the title role have thrilled audiences around the world.

Špicer is joined in this production by Mireille Lebel (Penelope), Carla Huhtanen (Fortuna/Melanto), Christopher Enns (Telemaco), Isaiah Bell (Eurimaco), Aaron Sheehan (Eumete), Douglas Williams (Suitor), Kevin Skelton (Suitor/Jupiter), Michael Taylor (Suitor), Laura Pudwell (Nurse), Stephen Hegedus(Neptune/Time), and Meghan Lindsay (Minerva/Cupid).

Featuring: Artists of Atelier Ballet

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Designs by Gerard Gauci (sets) and Martha Mann (lighting)