Stravinsky - The Rake’s Progress | Arthaus 102314

Stravinsky - The Rake’s Progress

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 102314

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 6th January 2014

Contents

Artists

Felicity Lott
Leo Goeke
Richard Van Allan
Samuel Ramey
Rosalind Elias
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

Works

Stravinsky, Igor

The Rake's Progress

Artists

Felicity Lott
Leo Goeke
Richard Van Allan
Samuel Ramey
Rosalind Elias
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

About

First performed in 1951 at the theatre La Fenice in Venice, the opera The Rake’s Progress was given its first British performance by the Glyndebourne Opera Festival. This recording is the famous and striking 1975 John Cox production which has been described as a "brilliant stroke" (The Daily Telegraph) and as "a virtuoso piece of production and design".

The designer on the production was the British painter David Hockney, one of today’s leading artists. His highly individual sets, based on the Hogarth’s series of prints, reflect perfectly the 'spikiness' of the music, combined with the underlying tenderness of the theme of true love.

The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink, one of the most influential of his time, has the musical direction over a top-class ensemble of soloists – headed by Leo Goeke in the title role, who sang frequently in Glyndebourne, and Felicity Lott, one of the most important English opera singers, who became 'Dame of the British Empire' in 1996.

Cast:
- Anne: Felicity Lott
- Tom Rakewell: Leo Goeke
- Trulove, Anne’s father: Richard Van Allan
- Nick Shadow: Samuel Ramey
- Baba the Turk: Rosalind Elias

Stage Director: John Cox
Stage Designer: David Hockney

Live recording from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1975

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Subtitle Languages: GB (Original Language), DE, FR, ES
Running Time: 146 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0
Worldwide available excluding USA

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