Claudio Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria – Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman (2015) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Claudio Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria – Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:56:10 minutes | 3,69 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet | @ LINN Records
Recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 27–30 April 2014

Il ritorno d’Ulisse is unquestionably one of the three pillars that place Monteverdi among the greatest of opera composers; this recording marks the premiere of a new performing version by Martin Pearlman.

Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album (Classical)
GRAMMY nominee
Boston Baroque
(Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque)

Classical Album of the Week: ‘The strength of this issue is in its strong, youthful cast. The Penelope of Jennifer Rivera…with a limpid low mezzo of comparable beauty and expressive power, while Fernando Guimaraes’s Ulysses is heartbreaking…‘ The Sunday Times

‘…undoubted integrity and many sterling assets. It unquestionably earns a place among the better recordings of the opera.’ Early Music Review

‘Mezzo Jennifer Rivera is a lovely, modest Penelope and her voice is beautiful, much in the Janet Baker mold… Fernando Guimarães sings Ulisse with feeling, intelligence, and an appealing light baritone–based on their vocal colorations, this Ulisse and Penelope make a fine couple.’

‘The most impressive performance comes from Aaron Sheehan whose light lyrical voice delivers the music with utter naturalness.’BBC Music Magazine

Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Act I Scene 1: Di misera regina
Act I Scene 2: Duri e penosi
Act I Scene 4: Sinfonia
Act I Scene 5: Superbo è l’huom
Act I Scene 6: In questo basso mondo
Act I Scene 7: Dormo ancora
Act I Scene 8: Cara e lieta gioventù
Act I Scene 9: Tu, d’Aretusa al fonte
Act I Scene 10: Donate un giorno
Act I Scene 11: Oh come mal si salva
Act I Scene 12: Pastor d’armento può
Act I Scene 13: Ulisse generoso!
Act II Scene 1: Lieto cammino
Act II Scene 2: O gran figlio d’Ulisse
Act II Scene 3: Che veggio, ohimè, che miro?
Act II Scene 4: Eurimaco, la donna insomma
Act II Scene 5: Sono l’altre Regine
Act II Scene 7: Apportator d’alte novelle
Act II Scene 8: Compagni, udiste
Act II Scene 9: Perir non può
Act II Scene 10: Io vidi, o pellegrin
Act II Scene 11: Del mio lungo viaggio
Act II Scene 12: Sempre villano Eumete
Act II Scene 12: Tu vincitor
Act II Scene 12: Ecco l’arco d’Ulisse
Act III Scene 1: O dolor, o martir
Act III Scene 3: E quai nuovi rumori
Act III Scene 4: Forza d’occulto affetto
Act III Scene 5: È saggio Eumete
Act III Scene 6: Fiamma è l’ira, o gran Dea
Act III Scene 7: Gran Giove
Act III Scene 8: Ericlea, che vuoi far
Act III Scene 9: Ogni nostra ragion
Act III Scene 10: O delle mie fatiche

Christopher Lowrey, countertenor
João Fernandes, bass
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Owen McIntosh, tenor
Fernando Guimarães, tenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
João Fernandes, bass
Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano
Sara Heaton, soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Daniel Shirley, tenor
Jonas Budris, tenor
Daniel Auchincloss, tenor
Ulysses Thomas, bass-baritone
Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor