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After his long journey home following the Trojan War, the Greek wanderer Ulysses returns to find his home filled with a stable of suitors, each desperate to win the hand of his presumed widow, Penelope. But after so many years away, does he belong here any more than they do? Will his long-suffering wife recognise this ravaged warrior as her husband and take him back?

Author Claudio Monteverdi. Lyrics Giacomo Badoaro.

Archive listings for The Return of Ulysses

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in English with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Producer The Roundhouse. Conductor Christian Curnyn. Director Johjn Fulljames. Design Huemi Shin. Costume Kimie Nakano. Lighting Paule Constable. Translation Christopher Cowell. Performer Roderick Williams (Ulysses). Performer Christine Rice (Penelope). Performer Samuel Boden (Telemachus). Performer Catherine Carby (Minerva). Performer Susan Bickley (Eurycleia). Performer Francesca Chiejina (Melantho). Performer Andrew Tortise (Eurymachus). Performer Mark Milhofer (Eumaeus). Performer Stuart Jackson (Irus). Performer Nick Pritchard (Amphinomus). Performer Tai Oney (Peisander). Performer David Shipley (Antinous).
10 Jan 18 to 21 Jan 18Roundhouse, West End :: V242
listing details L01203808606


Company Ilford Opera. Director Justin Way. Design Kimm Kovac. Performer Jonathan McGovern. Performer Nick Pritchard. Performer Rowan Hellier. Performer Elizabeth Cragg. Performer Annie Gill. Performer Callum Thorpe. Performer Daniel Auchincloss. Company Orchestra of Early Opera Company.
26 Jul 14 to 2 Aug 14General, General :: V1270
listing details L01888616901


This production is supported by the Peter Moores Foundation.Producer English National Opera. Producer Young Vic. Conductor Jonathan Cohen. Director Benedict Andrews. Design Borkur Jonsson. Costume Alice Babidge. Lighting Jon Clark. Performer Tom Randle (Ulysses). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Penelope). Performer Thomas Hobbs (Telemachus). Performer Thomas Walker (Eurimachus). Performer Ruby Hughes (Minerva). Performer Kate Manley (Melanto).
24 Mar 11 to 9 Apr 11The Young Vic, West End :: V245
listing details L153003850


Company Welsh National Opera.
28 Nov 06Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0901054936
14 Nov 06Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L02137709915
7 Nov 06Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L01203623088
26 Oct 06Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L534710554
17 Oct 06 to 19 Oct 06New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L412027737
16 Sep 06 to 23 Sep 06Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0781340838


Sung in Italian with surtitles. Opera at Aldeburgh is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Aldeburgh Opera Benefactors and Donors.Company Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (singers and musicians). Company Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra. Director Michael Chance (music). Director Tim Carroll. Design Roger Butlin. Design Charlie Millar.
19 Aug 03Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L01709663596


Sung in English, approx 180 mins. New production.Company Opera North. Translation Ann Ridler. Director Annabel Arden. Performer Nigel Robson. Performer Alice Coote. Conductor Harry Bicket. Conductor Martin Pickard. Design Tim Hatley. Lighting Peter Mumford.
9 Jul 97 to 12 Jul 97Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L1507050833
26 Jun 97Palace Theatre, Manchester :: V490
listing details L0956459975
19 Jun 97Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L0486404653
11 Jun 97Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L0533486772
29 May 97Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L456385552
15 Apr 97 to 2 May 97Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L0527167548

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