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Monteverdi ‘The Return of Ulysses’ in pictures

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Reliving the images of Monteverdi's 'The Return of Ulysses' taken by Stephen Cummiskey at the Roundhouse during our recent run of performances with The Royal Opera. "Monteverdi has never sounded more persuasive" The Arts Desk.

Have you spotted this on the London Underground?

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Have you spotted these posters on the London Underground? The Return of Ulysses opens at The Roundhouse on Wed 10 January with the Orchestra of Early Opera Company.

The Return of Ulysses: video of Insight event

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

A Hero Returns - catch these insights into the new production of Monteverdi's 'The Return of Ulysses'.

What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Ahead of Early Opera Company's 'Charpentier at Christmas' concert at Wigmore Hall on Friday 8 December, we caught up with some of our busy soloists. Mhairi Lawson, Samuel Boden and Nick Pritchard regale us with [...]


“15 fine players who caress the bare bones of Monteverdi’s score into wonderfully luscious, responsive accompaniments”

The Times ★★★★★, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“Curnyn’s players glittered, danced, scythed and at times improvised their way through a fuller version of the score than we usually hear. Monteverdi has never sounded more persuasive, not even from Gardiner and company.”

The Arts Desk ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“The sensational musicianship is not to be missed.”

The Observer ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“these expert musicians let Monteverdi speak to us like a contemporary.”

What's on Stage ★★★★☆, Monteverdi 'The Return of Ulysses'

“Now that it’s teamed up with Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company, the Royal Opera seems unable to put a foot wrong with its forays into early music.”

What's on Stage, Rossi 'Orpheus'

“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.”

The Spectator, Rameau 'Castor and Pollux'