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concert Barbara Hannigan conducts Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress Linus Fellbom (stage direction), William Morgan (Tom Rakewell), Aphrodite Patoulidou (Anne Truelove), John Taylor Ward (Nick Shadow), Kate Howden (Baba the Turk) ...

Linus Fellbom (stage direction), William Morgan (Tom Rakewell), Aphrodite Patoulidou (Anne Truelove), John Taylor Ward (Nick Shadow), Kate Howden (Baba the Turk) ...

Barbara Hannigan conducts Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress Linus Fellbom (stage direction), William Morgan (Tom Rakewell), Aphrodite Patoulidou (Anne Truelove), John Taylor Ward (Nick Shadow), Kate Howden (Baba the Turk) ...

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The final work of Igor Stravinsky’s “neoclassical” period before he sought reinvention in serialism, The Rake’s Progress sees the Russian master looking to Mozart for stylistic and figural inspiration without straying far from his characteristically ambiguous sense of tonality. Inspired by a series of 18th-century engravings by William Hogarth, and with a libretto by the great W.H. Auden (introduced to the composer by none other than Aldous Huxley) and Chester Kallman, the opera traces the precipitous rise and Faustian fall from grace of Tom Rakewell, who abandons his fiancée Anne Trulove for a life of libertinage when he hires a mysterious servant who may yet end up master…

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Cast

  • Linus Fellbom | Stage director, Lighting designer
  • Anna Ardelius | Costumes
  • Theresia Frisk | Make-up artist
  • William Morgan | Tom Rakewell
  • Aphrodite Patoulidou | Anne Trulove
  • John Taylor Ward | Nick Shadow
  • Kate Howden | Baba the Turk
  • Erik Rosenius | Father Trulove
  • Ziad Nehme | Sellem
  • Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble
  • Alexander Einarsson | Chorus Master

Program

  • Igor Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
    • I, 1: Prelude
    • I, 1: "The woods are green"
    • I, 1: "Anne, my dear – Yes, Father"
    • I, 1: "Tom Rakewell?"
    • I, 1: "Farewell, farewell for now"
    • I, 2: "With air commanding"
    • I, 2: "Come, Tom"
    • I, 2: "Love, too frequently betrayed"
    • I, 2: "The sun is bright, the grass is green"
    • I, 3: "No word from Tom - Has love no voice?"
    • I, 3: "I go to him"
    • II, 1: "Vary the song, O London, change"
    • II, 1: "Master, are you alone?"
    • II, 1: "My tale shall be told"
    • II, 2: "How strange! Although the heart…"
    • II, 2: "Anne! Here!'
    • II, 2: "My Love, am I to remain in here for ever?"
    • II, 2: "Could it then have been known"
    • II, 2: "I have not run away, dear heart'
    • II, 3: "As I was saying"
    • II, 3: "My heart is cold"
    • III, 1: "Ruin. Disaster. Shame"
    • III, 1: "Ladies, both fair and gracious"
    • III, 1: "You love him, seek to set him right"
    • III, 1: "I go to him"
    • III, 2: Prelude
    • III, 2: "How dark and dreadful this place is"
    • III, 2: "Very well"
    • III, 2: "Well then – My heart is wild"
    • III, 2: "With roses crowned"
    • III, 3: "Prepare yourselves, heroic shades"
    • III, 3: "Madmen’s words are all untrue"
    • III, 3: "There he is"
    • III, 3: "I have waited for thee so long"
    • III, 3: "In a foolish dream"
    • III, 3: "I am exceedingly weary"
    • III, 3: "Gently, little boat"
    • III, 3: "Anne, my dear"
    • III, 3: "Where art thou, Venus?"
    • III, 3: "Mourn for Adonis"
    • Epilogue: "Good People, just a moment"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Gothenburg Concert Hall (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, DE
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