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

Ulisse [uˈlisse] 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[edit]

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


  • Gelli, Piero (ed.), "Ulisse", Dizionario dell'Opera, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2007, ISBN 88-6073-184-4. Accessed online 16 March 2009
  • Shirley, Wayne, Luigi Dallapiccola's Sketch for Ulisse, The Moldenhauer Archives, Library of Congress
  • Warrack, John and West, Ewan, "Dallapiccola, Luigi", The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, 1996.

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