STRAVINSKY, I.: Rake's Progress (The) (Glyndebourne, 2010)

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The Rake's Progress
Libretto/Text Author: Auden, Wystan Hugh
Libretto/Text Author: Kallman, Chester

Anne Trulove: Persson, Miah
Baba the Turk: Manistina, Elena
Father Trulove: Bayley, Clive
Keeper of the Madhouse: Rock, Duncan
Mother Goose: Gorton, Susan
Nick Shadow: Rose, Matthew
Tom Rakewell: Lehtipuu, Topi

Set/Stage Designer: Hockney, David
Costume Designer: Hockney, David
Lighting Designer: Bryan, Robert
Stage Director: Cox, John
Television Director: Kallman, Chester

Date of Production: 21-08-2010
Festival: Glyndebourne Opera Festival
Venue: Glyndebourne Opera House
Playing Time: 02:40:28
Catalogue Number: OA1062D
UPC: 809478010623

Synopsis

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

In 2010, this revival under Glyndebourne's Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, captured the opera's neo-classical spirit and its juxtaposition of whimsy, cynicism and compassion, prompting the Financial Times to call it, "as enjoyable a performance of Stravinsky's opera as any that has come along".

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