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Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress

Vladimir Jurowski, John Cox – Miah Persson (Anne Trulove), Topi Lehtipuu (Tom Rakewell), Clive Bayley (Father Trulove)

Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress Vladimir Jurowski, John Cox – Miah Persson (Anne Trulove), Topi Lehtipuu (Tom Rakewell), Clive Bayley (Father Trulove)

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The devil is hard at work in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress! The three-act opera was premiered at Venice’s La Fenice in 1951 and is whimsically staged and performed in this production from the 2010 Glyndebourne opera festival.

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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: "Dear Father Trulove"
    • I, 2: "With air commanding"
    • I, 2: "Come, Tom"
    • I, 2: "Love, too frequently betrayed"
    • I, 3: "No word from Tom - Has love no voice?"
    • I, 3: "Quietly, night"
    • I, 3: "My father! Can I desert him"
    • II, 1: "Vary the song, O London, change"
    • II, 1: "Nature, green unnatural mother"
    • II, 1: "Always, the quarry that I stalk"
    • II, 1: "Master, are you alone?"
    • II, 1: "In youth the panting slaves"
    • II, 1: "My tale shall be told"
    • II, 2: Prelude
    • 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'
    • III, 3: "Prepare yourselves, heroic shades"
    • II, 3: "As I was saying"
    • II, 3: "My heart is cold"
    • II, 3: "Thanks to this excellent device"
    • III, 1: "Ladies, both fair and gracious"
    • III, 1: "Who hears me, knows me"
    • III, 1: "Sold! Annoyed!"
    • 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: "I burn, I burn! I freeze!"
    • III, 2: "With roses crowned"
    • III, 3: "Prepare yourselves, heroic shades"
    • 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:
    • François Roussillon
  • Venue: Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min
  • Production: © Glyndebourne Enterprises Ltd – François Roussillon et Associés – Mezzo
  • Available version(s): FR

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Casting

  • John Cox | Stage director
  • David Hockney | Set and costume design
  • Robert Bryan | Lighting
  • Miah Persson | Anne Trulove
  • Topi Lehtipuu | Tom Rakewell
  • Clive Bayley | Father Trulove
  • Matthew Rose | Nick Shadow
  • Susan Gorton | Mother Goose
  • Elena Manistina | Baba the Turk
  • Graham Clark | Sellem
  • Duncan Rock | Keeper of the Madhouse
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