The Amber Horizons Hood, in association with the Rooftop Volunteer Group presents:
The opera performed will be Claudio Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria".
Stream address to access the performance is Radio KTDN at: http://radioktdn.zapto.org:8025
The date of the exhibition will be March 5th, 2012 at 19:00 KI-time in the Amber Horizon's Hood, replacing the Bevin's regularly scheduled event.
Here's what our esteemed Lord of Chaos had to say about the musical piece over on the MOULa forums:
"[The opera] was first performed in 1640. I'll be playing a version performed by the Concerto Vocale, and soloists, directed by Rene Jacobs. He's a specialist in early vocal music, and this performance is in accordance with "historically informed practice." The instruments used are those of the time and the vocal practice similar...
There's no extant full score. Jacobs had to do quite a bit of reconstruction and interpolation, as would anyone performing this work. "L'Orfeo" is more popular, so there has been more work done on that one. Even the libretto had problems, as there are different versions. The differences aren't major, though. Any libretto you find on-line will probably be a little different from this one, which is sung in Italian."
Be aware, the opera runs almost three hours. An intermission has been planned. The RVG's signature browines, along with other light snacks and beverages, will be provided on the mezzanine.
[Special Note for Explorers in European time zones: The start date and time were are dictated by various scheduling problems. If you're interested in opera, please contact Lord Chaos on the MOULa forums. A future event could be developed for the UK/CET, and possibly other timezones, as well.]