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This 2007 production of Igor Stravinsky's opera in three acts and an epilogue, THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, was recorded live at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels. Starring Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy, William Shimell and Julianne Young under the direction of acclaimed theatre director and playwright Robert Lepage.

154 minutes
English (Subtitles: German, French, Spanish, Italian)

Stravinsky’s masterwork The Rake’s Progress, created for La Fenice in Venice in 1951, is based on a libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, inspired by a series of 18th century prints by William Hogarth. This amazing production from La Monnaie–De Munt ‘jazzifies’ the setting by replacing Hogarth’s sin city, London, with 1950s Las Vegas, turning it into a glittering, cinematic gallery of tableaux vivants inspired by the early days of television. Staged by one of the most visionary theatre directors of our age, the Québécois Robert Lepage, the neo-classical morality tale truly becomes a grand spectacle. Lepage’s visual imagination works its magic superbly, while Kazushi Ono’s energetic musical direction drives the sparkling ensemble to exhilarating heights. Recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.

Anne Trulove: Laura Claycomb
Tom Rakewell: Andrew Kennedy
Nick Shadow: William Shimell
Mother Goose: Julianne Young
Baba the Turk: Dagmar Peckova
Trulove: Darren Jeffery
Sellem: Donal J. Byrne

Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of la Monnaie de Munt
Conductor: Kazushi Ono

"This is a show to be seen - Covent Garden is staging it in July 2008 - and, down to the witty, period and silent menu screens, a model of its kind." Gramophone

CAT NO: OA0991D
FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: Approx 154 Mins
SOUND: DTS 5.1 SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL
RELEASED: 01/01/2008
NO OF DISCS: 2

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