THE RETURN (a.k.a. Run Time Error @ Venice feat. Monteverdi)
Music theatre for three singers, baroque ensemble, objects and video
Duration 60 min.
World premiere at the Venice Biennale in Teatro Piccolo Arsenale 16.09.2022
Based on Monteverdi's 'Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria' (premiered in Venice 1640)
"In THE RETURN Simon Steen-Andersen creates a performative, playful staging of Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses to his Fatherland mixed with his site-specific concept Run Time Error: The Venetian Arsenal is turned into a maritime stage-set for dreamed up gods and reunions as Ulysses’ life flashes before his eyes while drowning off the coast of Ithaca."
Simon Steen-Andersen, concept, video and staging
Giulia Bolcato, soprano
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor
Davide Giangregorio, bass-baritone
Massimo Raccanelli, conductor
Ellen Rosand/Stefano Nardelli, video interviews
Peter Tinning, camera-performer
Commission and production La Biennale di Venezia