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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.
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
Stage Director: Robert Lepage
Recorded live at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels on
26th & 28th April 2007.

Bonus material:
Interview with stage director Robert Lepage
Behind the scenes & rehearsal footage
Photo gallery
Cast gallery & illustrated synopsis
‘Lepage has forged a reputation as one of the
most visionary theatre directors of our age... The
Rake’s Progress is heading our way, and it
promises to be a highlight of the 2007/8 season.’
Sunday Times

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