After ten years fighting in the Trojan War and ten more years wandering on the seas, Ulysses has finally returned home. But everything has changed during his absence, and instead of a hero’s welcome, Ulysses finds his palace occupied by rival kings keen to seduce his wife Penelope and kill his son. Will he be able to regain his wife and home?
Based on the final chapters of Homer’s timeless poem the Odyssey, Monteverdi’s late masterpiece is an epic yet intimate story of love, constancy and sacrifice.
Fernando Guimarães, last seen in Australia in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Handel: Heaven and Harmony, stars as Ulysses, a role he has sung to international acclaim. Australian mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby, whose ravishing tone and deeply moving performances have earned her rave reviews around the world, joins him as Penelope.
There will be a talk about the history of the piece 45 minutes before each performance.
Duration: approximately 3 hours, including interval
Subscriptions are on sale via Opera Australia.
Standard (Mon-Fri) $191
Standard (Sat-Sun) $201
Standard (Mon-Fri) $162
Standard (Sat-Sun) $172
Standard (Mon-Fri) $132
Standard (Sat-Sun) $142
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $65
Under 30 (Sat-Sun $70
Standard (Mon-Fri) $96
Standard (Sat-Sun) $102
Under 30 (Mon-Fri) $55
Under 30 (Sat-Sun) $60
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
The authorised ticket sellers for this event are City Recital Hall and Opera Australia. City Recital Hall is under no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend an event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you may be refused entry to the event.
Details are accurate at time of publication