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Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses

An epic yet intimate story of love, constancy and sacrifice.

After 10 years fighting in the Trojan War and 10 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.



Thursday 13 June 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 15 June 2019 from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 16 June 2019 from 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday 18 June 2019 from 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 7pm to 10pm


Tickets from: $96.00

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  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop
  • Closed captions

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