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Author Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.

Title The rake's progress / Stravinsky
Published Heathfield, East Sussex : Opus Arte, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  782.1078 Str/Rpr 2008  AVAILABLE
Description 2 video discs (174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (25 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Contents Disc 1: Play acts 1 & 2 ,[illustrated] synopsis, cast gallery, Robert Lepage interview, rehearsal videos, costume & make up stills, storyboards -- Disc. 2: Play Act 2 (continued) & act 3, Robert Legape interview [erroneously listed on disk label, it is actually on disc 1]
Summary The story centers on the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell as he seeks his fortune in the big city. This production replaces Hogarth's London with 1950's Las Vegas
Tom Rakewell leaves his country home and Anne the girl he loves, to seek his fortune in London. He unwittingly sells his soul to Nick Shadow in return for a year and a day's enjoyment in the city. When the day of reckoning comes, Tom has second thoughts and his strongest weapon is his love for Anne who has come to London to save him
Notes Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman after the cycle A rake's progress by William Hogarth
Extra features on DVD include illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, interview with Robert Lepage, insight into rehearsals, costumes and make-up, storyboards
Credits Robert Lapage, stage director; Carl Fillion, set designer
Performer Laura Claycomb (Anne Trulove); Andrew Kennedy (Tom Rakewell); William Shimell (Nick Shadow); Julianne Young (Mother Goose); Dagmar Peckova (Baba the Turk); Darren Jeffery (Trulove); Donal J. Byrne (Sellem); Shadi Torbey (Keeper of the Madhouse); Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie; Kazushi Ono, conductor
Event Recorded live at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in April 2007
Notes All regions, DTS digital surround, 16/9 anamorphic, DVD9
Sung in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. Accompanying booklet in English, French, and German
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Opera.
Video recordings.
Author Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, librettist
Kallman, Chester, 1921-1975, librettist
Lapage, Robert, director
Fillion, Carl.
Ono, Kazushi, conductor
Claycomb, Laura, performer
Kennedy, Andrew, 1977- performer
Shimell, William, performer
Young, Julianne, performer
Pecková, Dagmar, performer
Jeffery, Darren, performer
Byrne, Donal J., performer
Torbey, Shadi, performer
Théâtre royal de la Monnaie. Orchestre.
Théâtre royal de la Monnaie. Chœurs.