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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Raymond Leppard recording)

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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
File:Ulisse Leppard Stade LP.jpg
CBS Masterworks LP: M3 35910
Studio album by
Raymond Leppard
Released1980
StudioHenry Wood Hall, London
GenreOpera
Length166:36
LanguageItalian
LabelCBS Masterworks
ProducerDavid Mottley

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria is a 166-minute studio album of Monteverdi's opera, performed by a cast of singers headed by Frederica von Stade and Richard Stilwell with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Leppard. It was released in 1980.[1]

Recording[edit | edit source]

The album was recorded using analogue technology in the Henry Wood Hall, London on 4 - 22 June 1979.[1]

Critical reception[edit | edit source]

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Claudio Monteverdi portrayed in Venice by Bernardo Strozzi in 1640

The album was reviewed or discussed by Denis Arnold in Gramophone in December 1980,[2] by J. B. Steane in Gramophone in January 1981,[3] by Stoddard Lincoln in Stereo Review in April 1981[4] and by David Shengold in Opera News in December 2016. "The magnificent Ritorno d'Ulisse ... is subjected to Raymond Leppard's syrupy, swooning 'realization', which now sounds risible, but - however lavishly transposed and ornamented - it's inspiring to hear von Stade's bereft Penelope".[5]

Accolades[edit | edit source]

The album was nominated for a Grammy award for the best operatic recording of 1981.[6] It was also included in Stereo Review's 1981 list of the best records of the year.[7]

Track listing: CD 1[1][edit | edit source]

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, SV 325 (libretto by Giacomo Badoaro); abridged and realized by Raymond Leppard

  • 1 (8:43) Prologo (L'Umana Fragilità, Il Tempo, La Fortuna, Amore)

Act One[edit | edit source]

Scene 1

  • 2 (11:53) Di misera regina non terminate mai dolente affanni! (Penelope, Ericlea)

Scene 2

  • 3 (7:18) Duri e penosi son gli amorosi fieri desir (Melanto, Eurimaco)
  • 4 (2:03) Sinfonia

Scene 5

  • 5 (7:35) Superbo è l'uom (Nettuno, Giove)

Scene 6

  • 6 (2:30) In questo basso mondo (Coro di Feaci, Nettuno)

Scene 7

  • 7 (4:44) Dormo ancora o son desto? (Ulisse)

Scene 8

  • 8 (11:46) Cara e lieta gioventù che disprezza empio desir (Minerva, Ulisse)

Scene 9

  • 9 (2:40) Tu d'Aretusa a fonte in tanto vanne (Minerva, Ulisse)

Track listing, CD 2[1][edit | edit source]

Act One, continued[edit | edit source]

Scene 10

  • 1 (6:24) Donate un giorno, o Dei, content a' desir miei (Penelope, Melanto)

Scene 11

  • 2 (1:49) Come, oh come mal si salva un Regio amante (Eumete)

Scene 12

  • 3 (1:23) Pastor d'armenti può prati e boschi lodar (Eumete, Ulisse)

Scene 13

  • 4 (3:12) Ulisse generoso! Fu nobile intrapresa (Eumete, Ulisse)

Act Two[edit | edit source]

Scene 1

  • 5 (2:34) Lieto cammino, dolce viaggio (Telemaco, Minerva)

Scene 2

  • 6 (4:57) Oh gran figlio d'Ulisse! È pur ver che tu torni (Eumete, Ulisse, Telemaco)

Scene 3

  • 7 (5:45) Che veggio, ohimè, che miro? (Telemaco, Ulisse)
  • 8 (0:42) Sinfonia

Scene 5

  • 9 (9:17) Sono l'altre regine coronate di servi e tu d'amanti (Antinoo, Pisandro, Anfinomo, Penelope)

Scene 7

  • 10 (1:38) Apportater d'altre novella vengo! (Eumete, Penelope)

Scene 8

  • 11 (6:52) Compagni, udiste? Il nostro vicin rischio mortale (Antinoo, Anfinomo, Pisandro, Eurimaco)

Scene 9

  • 12 (3:32) Perir non può chi tien per scorta il Cielo (Ulisse, Minerva)

Scene 10

  • 13 (2:04) Io vidi, o pellegrin, de' proci amanti l'ardir infermarsi (Eumete, Ulisse)

Scene 11

  • 14 (3:33) Del mio lungo viaggio i torti errori già vi narrari (Telemaco, Penelope)
  • 15 (3:05) Voglia il ciel (Penelope)

Track listing, CD 3[1][edit | edit source]

Act Two, continued[edit | edit source]

Scene 12

  • 1 (4:28) Sempre villano Eumete (Antinoo, Eumete, Iro, Ulisse, Telemaco, Penelope)
  • 2 (14:09) Generosa regina! (Anfinomo, Penelope, Pisandro, Telemaco, Antinoo, Ulisse)

Act Three[edit | edit source]

Scene 1

  • 3 (5:14) O dolor, o martir che l'alma attrista! (Iro)

Scene 3

  • 4 (1:13) È quai nuovi rumori, è che insolite stragi (Melanto, Penelope)

Scene 4

  • 5 (1:31) Forza d'occulto affetto raddolcisce il tuo petto (Eumete, Penelope)

Scene 5

  • 6 (1:15) E saggio Eumete, e saggio! (Telemaco, Penelope, Eumete)

Scene 6

  • 7 (1:59) Fiamma e l'ira, o gran Dea, foco è lo sdegno (Minerva, Giunone)

Scene 7

  • 8 (6:00) Gran Giove, alma de' Dei, Dio delle menti (Giunone, Giove, Nettuno, coro in Cielo, coro marittimo, Minerva)

Scene 8

  • 9 (4:00) Ericlea, che vuoi far, vuoi tacer o parlar? (Ericlea)

Scene 9

  • 10 (0:22) Troppo incredula! (Eumete, Telemaco)

Scene 10

  • 11 (10:26) O delle mie fatiche meta dolce e soave (Ulisse, Penelope, Ericlea)

Personnel[1][edit | edit source]

Musical[edit | edit source]

  • Diana Montague as L'Umana Fragilità
  • Ugo Trama as Il Tempo and Antinoo
  • Lynda Russell as La Fortuna
  • Kate Flowers as Amore
  • Keith Lewis as Giove
  • Roger Bryson as Nettuno
  • Ann Murray as Minerva
  • Claire Powell as Giunone
  • Richard Stilwell as Ulisse
  • Frederica von Stade as Penelope, moglie d'Ulisse
  • Alexander Oliver as Iro, parassito goffo
  • Patrick Power as Telemaco, figlio d'Ulisse
  • John Fryatt as Pisandro
  • Bernard Dickerson as Anfinomo
  • Richard Lewis as Eumete, un pastore
  • Nucci Condo as Ericlea, nutrice di Ulisse
  • Max Rene Cossotti as Eurimaco, amante di Melanto
  • Patricia Parker as Melanto, damigella di Penelope
  • Glyndebourne Chorus as Coro di Feaci, naiadi, coro in Cielo, coro marittimo
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Raymond Leppard, abridger, realizer and conductor

Other[edit | edit source]

  • David Mottley, producer

Release history[edit | edit source]

In November 1980, CBS Masterworks released the album as a triple LP (catalogue number M3 35910), with a libretto containing texts, translations, notes and photographs from the stage production of the opera that was mounted at Glyndebourne in 1979 in conjunction with the making of the recording.[8] The album was never issued on cassette.

In 2016, Sony issued the album as a triple CD (catalogue number 88985345922), with a 16-page booklet offering a synopsis of the drama.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, cond. Leppard, Sony CD, 88985345922, 2016
  2. Gramophone, December 1980, p. 878
  3. Gramophone, January 1981, p. 939
  4. Stereo Review, April 1981, p. 104
  5. https://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2016/12/Recordings/Frederica_von_Stade__The_Complete_Columbia_Recital_Albums.html
  6. https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/frederica-von-stade-0
  7. Stereo Review, February 1982, p. 62
  8. Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, cond. Leppard, CBS Masterworks LP, M3 35910, 1980


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