Royal Academy Opera: The Rake's Progress

Thursday, 12.03.2015 19:00, Sir Jack Lyons Theatre

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 Bozidar Smiljanic
Baba the Turk Claire Barnett-Jones
Sellem Gwilym Bowen
Trulove Lancelot Nomura
Mother Goose Katherine Aitken
Keeper of the Madhouse Ed Ballard

Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress

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.

This production is led by Royal Academy Opera’s home team: directed by Resident Producer John Ramster and conducted by Director of Opera Jane Glover.

Further performances on Friday 13th, Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March.

All tickets allocated, returns only
Tickets £25 (concessions £20, Academy students and staff £5) from the Academy’s Box Office: online now, telephone 020 7873 7300 and in person (weekdays 10am-4pm)