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Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress

Kazushi Ono, Robert Lepage – Laura Claycomb (Anne Trulove), Andrew Kennedy (Tom Rakewell) – Théâtre de la Monnaie

Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress Kazushi Ono, Robert Lepage – Laura Claycomb (Anne Trulove), Andrew Kennedy (Tom Rakewell) – Théâtre de la Monnaie

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Fall and redemption in an outstanding production of The Rake's progress by Robert Lepage.

Tom Rakewell, a young and penniless Englishman, is in love with Anne Trulove. A stranger, who announces himself as Nick Shadow, suddenly arrives with the news that an unknown uncle of Tom's has died and left him a fortune. Tom must go at once to London to take over his uncle's estate. Shadow, hired as Tom's servant, soon debauches the young man and leads him into London's brothels. Having no news from her lover, Anne leaves her father's house for London, determined to find him. She soon discovers that he got married with the eccentric Baba the Turk. Under the harmful influence of Nick Shadow, Tom's financial bubble has burst, bringing ruin to himself and to countless innocent investors in his scheme. A year and a day have passed since Shadow entered Tom's service. He now claims his wages: Tom's soul.

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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: "I wished but once"
    • I, 1: "I’ll call the coachman, Sir"
    • 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"
    • 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'
    • II, 3: "As I was saying"
    • II, 3: "Scorned! Abused"
    • II, 3: "My heart is cold"
    • II, 3: "Thanks to this excellent device"
    • III, 1: "Ruin. Disaster. Shame"
    • 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, 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:
    • Benoît Vlietinck
  • Venue: Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Production date: 2007
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min
  • Production: © RTBF - ARTE – NHK – ALFACAM – LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, EN

Casting

  • Robert Lepage | Stage director
  • Carl Fillion | Stage design
  • Michael Keegan Dolan | Choreographer
  • François Barbeau | Costume designer
  • Etienne Boucher | Lighting
  • Boris Friquet | Video
  • Andrew Kennedy | Tom Rakewell
  • Laura Claycomb | Anne Trulove
  • William Shimell | Nick Shadow
  • Dagmar Peckova | Baba the Turk
  • Darren Jeffery | Trulove
  • Donal J. Byrne | Sellem
  • Shadi Torbey | The Keeper of the Madhouse
  • La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
  • Kazushi Ono | Music director
  • La Monnaie Chorus
  • Stephen Betteridge | Chorus director
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