The Rake’s Progress

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
IGOR STRAVINSKY,music
CHESTER HALLMAN and W. H. AUDEN,text
Ticket reservations begin in May.

Opera director Omer Ben Seadia and music director Christian Reif lead an all-star cast in an exquisite production of Igor Stravinsky’s delightfully clever opera, The Rake’s Progress. The story concerns the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who deserts his rural country town and girlfriend Anne Trulove for the delights of London. Being seduced by greed and fame under the spell of his devilish companion, Nick Shadow, Tom meets his moral, mental, and physical demise. The closing moral of the tale is: “For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds work to do.”

Sung in English with English supertitles

“Our only hope is, ultimately, our relationships with each other.” —Omer Ben Seadia, Director

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Cast + Creative Team

Miles Mykkanen
TOM RAKEWELL
Tenor
Kearstin Piper Brown
ANNE TRULOVE
Soprano
John Taylor Ward
NICK SHADOW
Baritone
Sara Couden
BABA THE TURK
Contralto
Christian Reif
Conductor
Beth Goldenberg
Costume Design
Jennifer Fok
Lighting Design
Bretton Brown
Répétiteur
 
 
 
 

 

Enhance Your Experience

Enjoy these opportunities to connect with the music and our LAMF musicians featured on this concert. More information coming this summer.

  • Check out our first-ever Opera Lover's Weekend package for extensive opportunities to connect with this opera and the people involved with making it happen!
  • Saturday, August 10: Opera Luncheon and talk with director Omer Ben Seadia, designers, and members of the cast
  • Saturday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.: Pre-Concert Talk in the Gichi-ziibi Concert Hall.
  • Saturday, August 10, post-concert: Afterglow Hang at the Northern Pacific Center
  • Sunday, August 11, 2 p.m.: Pre-Concert Talk in the Gichi-ziibi Concert Hall

All LAMF activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Five Wings Arts Council, thank to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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