Synopsis by Mark Deming
Claudio Monteverdi's operatic adaptation of this story from Homer's The Odyssey receives a modern and distinctive staging in this 2002 production directed by Humphrey Burton for Les Arts Florissants. Penelope (Marijana Mijanovic) is left to her own devices when her husband, the heroic Ulysses (Kresimir Spicer), goes off to fight in the Trojan Wars. After many years alone, Penelope finds herself attracting a number of suitors who wish to claim her hand; however, what she doesn't realize is that jealous Ulysses has his ways of keeping an eye on her.
disguise, hero, husband, jealousy, suitor, Trojan [native of Troy], war