2nd August

Concert will begin at 16:00 hours GMT

Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progress' with Lehtipuu, Rose, Persson and Bayley from Glyndebourne

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Glyndebourne Opera Festival. Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progress' is an opera in three acts and an epilogue. The libretto, written by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, is based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings A Rake's Progress (1733–1735) of William Hogarth. The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a hospital for the 'insane' at that time situated in the City of London.

Performers: Tom Rakewell: Topi Lehtipuu. Nick Shadow: Matthew Rose. Anne Trulove: Miah Persson. Baba the Turk: Elena Manistina. Father Trulove: Clive Bayley. Mother Goose: Susan Gorton. Sellem: Graham Clark. Madhouse Keeper: Duncan Rock.

The Glyndebourne Chorus. London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.

Recorded in 2010.

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