Oberes Belvedere

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Wiener Staatsoper
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper
Wiener Staatsoper

Premiere: April 2, 2023

Musical Direction: Tomáš Hanus
Production and Stage: Dmitri Tcherniakov

With Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, the Vienna State Opera completes its Monteverdi cycle opened in the past two seasons with L'incoronazione di Poppea and La favola di Orfeo. The relationship of the Ritorno to Vienna is a particularly close one, since the only surviving handwritten score by a copyist's hand was only identified in the 2nd half of the 19th century in the holdings of Leopold I's former bedchamber library; since the 2nd half of the 20th century, Monteverdi's authorship has been recognised beyond doubt. It could not be ascertained whether the copy of the score was expressly commissioned by the Habsburgs or acquired in Italy. Nor is there any indication that this score was used in connection with a performance.

Current Dates

  • Fri. 31 Mar 2023
  • Sun. 02 Apr 2023
  • Tue. 04 Apr 2023
  • Sat. 08 Apr 2023
  • Tue. 11 Apr 2023
  • Fri. 14 Apr 2023