Thursday, 27 September 2012

Muted homecoming

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria was last put on at the Theater an der Wien by Nikolaus Harnoncourt when still in his Bluto days, and with things falling flat in this new Claus Guth/Christophe Rousset production a spot of ol’ mad eyes might not have gone amiss for once. Not even gods clad as pastry chefs from outer space could liven up this staging, which aimed to show Monteverdi as a subtle observer of human psychology but in the end only seemed indifferent to the opera. My full review is here and some images from the production follow the jump.

Image credit: Monika Rittershaus

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