Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

Thursday 12th & Monday 16th March 2015 – 7pm – Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music


Royal Academy Opera

Royal Academy Sinfonia

Jane Glover conductor
John Ramster director
Adrian Linford designer
Victoria Newlyn choreographer

Tom Rakewell Bradley Smith
Anne Trulove Rhiannon Llewellyn
Nick Shadow Božidar Smiljanić
Baba the Turk Claire Barnett-Jones
Sellem Gwilym Bowen
Trulove Lancelot Nomura
Mother Goose Katherine Aitken
Keeper of the Madhouse Ed Ballard

Royal Academy Opera presents the last great work from Stravinsky’s neo-classical period, The Rake’s Progress, premiered in 1951 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The ingenious libretto is by WH Auden, and based on the celebrated set of etchings by William Hogarth. Tom Rakewell, suddenly possessed of an unexpected and substantial legacy, spends it on a life of luxury, prostitutes and gambling, and he ends up in the madhouse, Bedlam.

For more information or to book tickets please visit the Royal Academy of Music Website