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The Rake's Progress - May 9, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera

The 2014-15 season of matinee broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera on Classical 90.5 concludes this Saturday, May 9, with a performance of The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky. The libretto was authored by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, telling a story inspired by the eight paintings and engravings that make up the series entitled A Rake's Progress of 1733–1735 by William Hogarth, which Stravinsky had seen in an exhibition in Chicago in 1947. The broadcast will run approximately three hours and twenty-five minutes.

Met Music Director James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky's only full-length opera, The Rake's Progress, featuring a wondrous neo-Classical score. The moral of the story: the Devil will always find work for idle hands.

THE CAST
Anne Trulove: Layla Claire
Baba the Turk: Stephanie Blythe
Tom Rakewell: Paul Appleby
Nick Shadow: Gerald Finley
Trulove: Brindley Sherrat

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