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The Return Of Ulysses

Libretto: Giacomo Badoaro after Homer's Odyssey. Music: Claudio Monteverdi

Productions

English National Opera, 1989

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London Coliseum
First performance: 8th November 1989
English National Opera (ENO)
English translation: Anne Ridler. New Performing edition: Paul Daniel.
Conductor: Paul Daniel. Leader: Clive Lander. Designer: David Roger.
Producer: David Freeman. Lighting: Richard Riddell.

CharacterPlayed By
The Prologue
Human FrailtyMenai Davies
TimeRichard Angas
FortuneEthna Robinson
LoveSally Burgess
The Gods
NeptuneClive Bayley
JoveKim Begley
MinervaSally Burgess
JunoEthna Robinson
The Mortals
Penelope, wife to UlyssesJean Rigby
Ericlea, Ulysses' old nurseMenai Davies
Melanto, Penelope's maidEthna Robinson
Eurymachus, Melanto's lover
and suitor to Penelope
John Mark Ainsley
UlyssesAnthony Rolfe Johnson
Eumaeus, faithful servant to Ulysses,
now a swineherd
Edward Byles
Irus, a gluttonAlexander Oliver
Telemachus, son of Ulysses
and Penelope
Laurence Dale
Antinous, suitor to PenelopeRichard Angas
Amphinomous, suitor to PenelopeJames Bowman
Peisander, suitor to PenelopePhilip Doghan
ActorBob Burgin
ActorAnton Horowitz
ActorAdrian Lloyd-James
ActorLouisa McAlpine
ActorPeter Neathey
ActorCengiz Saner
ActorKirsten Soar
ActorPhilip Ticehurst
ActorRobert Williams
ActorAnthony Willis

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