Excerpt from Opera Omnia's 2013 production of Monteverdi's IL RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA (The Return of Ulysses). Music Director (and harpsichord): Avi Stein Stage Director: Crystal Manich Venue: The Barysnikov Arts Center, New York City Year: 2013 Performed in English in a translation from the original Italian by Anne Ridler.
In an otherwise fast-paced second act, you had no reason to want to spend so much time with the glutton Irus on his way to his suicide: no reason, that is, apart from the fine singing of Joseph Gaines.
— The New York Times (2013)