Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

A participatory project based on the opera by Claudio Monteverdi 

  • Approx. 2 hours without an interval
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In Italian
  • With German surtitles
  • With English surtitles


Baroque opera with men from Basel

Monteverdi’s opera is about the returning home of Odysseus. But instead of the hero, men from Basel will occupy the stage. Together with the singers and the instrumental ensemble I Musici de la Cetra, they tell of Odysseus’ fate, a tale of belonging and alienation. The young Polish director Krystian Lada has already picked up various awards for his innovative music theatre productions. Monteverdi’s baroque masterpiece meets the electronic sounds of the British producer Matthew Herbert. Mezzo-soprano Katarina Bradić returns to Theater Basel in the role of Penelope.

Performers wanted! For more information, contact:

A weekend of ‹Odyssey› 24/25 April 2021

Termine & Tickets

2021-05-09 18:30:00 2021-05-09 20:30:00 Europe/Zurich Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria Info:
Theater Basel Schauspielhaus Steinentorstrasse 7 4051 Basel

About the work

NEW! Digital bookstall

Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

NEW! Instead of a matinée – before the premiere

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take a exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point is the foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Usually in German
  • CHF 10
  • Date: 15 February 2021, 7 pm