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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Ono, Claycomb, Kennedy, Shimell [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 0991. Stravinsky's masterwork The Rake's Progress, created for La Fenice in Venice in 1951, is based on a libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, inspired by a series of 18th century prints by William Hogarth. This amazing production from La Monnaie-De Munt 'jazzifies' the setting by replacing Hogarth's sin city, London, with 1950s Las Vegas, turning it into a glittering, cinematic gallery of tableaux vivants inspired by the early days of television. Staged by one of the most visionary theatre directors of our age, the Québécois Robert Lepage, the neo-classical morality tale truly becomes a grand spectacle. Lepage's visual imagination works its magic superbly, while Kazushi Ono's energetic musical direction drives the sparkling ensemble to exhilarating heights.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 174 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.0
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch


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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress
  • Performers: Julianne Young (Mezzo Soprano); William Shimell (Baritone); Dagmar Peckova (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Kennedy (Tenor); Darren Jeffrey (Baritone); Laura Claycomb (Soprano); Donal Byrne (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Ensemble: Symphony Orchestra of Monnaie
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1948-1951
  • Studio/Live: Live