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Opera by Luigi Dallapiccola
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Dallapiccola's autograph
Based on Ulysses
September 29, 1968 (1968-09-29) (in German)

Ulisse [u.ˈli.se] is an opera in a prologue and two acts composed by Luigi Dallapiccola to his own libretto based on the legend of Ulysses. It premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (in German translation by Karl-Heinrich Kreith as Odysseus) on 29 September 1968 conducted by Lorin Maazel with Erik Saedén in the title role. [1] Ulisse was Dallapiccola's last opera and took eight years to compose. As in his previous operas, Volo di notte and Il prigioniero , his declared theme was "the struggle of man against some force much stronger than he". [2]



Notes and references

  1. Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Ulisse, 29 September 1968" . L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).
  2. Warrack and West (1996)


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