Today (28 February), the most eagerly-awaited premiere of a new production of Monteverdi's opera "Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria" (The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland) will be held in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Magdalena, as the faithful Penelope, will once again sing with the star tenor Rolando Villazón in the title role. The production, which will travel to Dijon after Paris, is the work of the renowned production team of the director Mariame Clément. Yet another outstanding personality of the music world, the harpsichordist and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm, renowned for her attention to detail and high demands on the musical colors of her baroque orchestra Le Concert d'Astrée, has taken up the baton.
More info about the performance here.
photo © Vincent Pontet / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées