The Return of Ulysses

Thursday 13 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019

After ten years fighting in the Trojan War and ten 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.

Nearby events

  1. The Great Garden Egg Hunt

    Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , City Centre

    The Easter Bunny is back! Join in the family fun Saturday and Sunday of the Easter long weekend! Follow the trail through the Garden where children will complete fun challenges, collect eggs and hunt for their furry Easter friend. With…

    20 Apr - 21 Apr
  2. Easter Egg Hunt

    Sunday 21 April 2019 , City Centre

    They have good news for all the Mums and Dads who plan to be in Sydney for Easter this April. The weekend will be a family-friendly affair at The Squire’s Landing! Join in on the fun! To ensure their James Squire minis (and adults) are…

    21 Apr