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Mar. 22 2015

05/09/15 – The Rake’s Progress – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min.

rake_met15James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years. Paul Appleby adds another leading role as Tom Rakewell, opposite Layla Claire as Anne Trulove, Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady Baba the Turk, and Gerald Finley as the devilish Nick Shadow.

Sung in English

Cast

Conductor: James Levine
Anne Trulove: Layla Claire
Baba the Turk: Stephanie Blythe
Tom Rakewell: Paul Appleby
Nick Shadow: Gerald Finley

Production Team

Production: Jonathan Miller
Set Designer: Peter J. Davison
Costume Designer: Judy Levin
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton
Photo credits: Jack Vartoogian/Metropolitan Opera

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