Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria' (The Return Of Ulysses), was first performed in Venice in 1640. Its stature among dramatic works of the seventeenth century has grown considerably and is now one of the most frequently performed of Baroque Operas.
Alan Curtis has produced the first complete performing edition to be drawn from all available sources, carefully annotated throughout, the figured bass completed and the newly edited libretto and argomento given in full. Along with a useful scholarly preface and numerous corrections of notes, rhythms and harmonies, this edition is also of particular service for its careful corrections of the faulty libretto which has, until now, had to serve for all modern performances. Libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. English Libretto by Anne Ridler.