Pénélope is the story of the return of the disguised Ulysses'to his wife who has faithfully waited twenty years for him. Many suitors unsuccessfully attempted to bend Ulysses' great bow before he proclaims his identity and the couple is reunited.
The opera, which has not set arias and little dramatic action, so it is rarely performed. This is the only scheduled performance of the opera through 2017. There are two glorious recording of the opera featuring Régine Crespin and Jessye Norman in the title role.
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