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La Monnaie / De Munt

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Opera in concert

The Rake’s Progress

Igor Stravinsky

Presentation

In his Poetics of Music, Igor Stravinsky wondered how, for a composer, past and present, and tradition and renewal relate to each other. He came to the conclusion that we renew a tradition in order to make something new. And that is what he achieved in The Rake’s Progress, when he looked back to 18th-century opera as he composed a 20th-century ‘number opera’. William Hogarth’s moralising and satirical engravings provided him and his librettists with inspiration for the adventures of Tom Rakewell, who squandered his fortune – and trifled with love – in a riotous life. The Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, who has made unforgettable debuts in several roles at La Monnaie, is emerging increasingly as a complete artist. In the 2018-19 international tour of this semi-staged Rake’s Progress with the LUDWIG collective, she will be making her debut as… an operatic conductor.

Cast
Cast

ConductorBARBARA HANNIGAN Semi-stagingLINUS FELLBOM

Anne TruloveAPHRODITE PATOULIDOU
Tom RakewellELGAN THOMAS
Nick ShadowYANNIS FRANÇOIS
Baba the TurkFLEUR BARRON
TruloveANTOIN HERRERA-LOPEZ KESSEL
SellemJAMES WAY

LUDWIG Orchestra
Belgian conservatories’ student chorus
Vlaams Radio Koor conducted by Bart Van Reyn

ProductionKLARAFESTIVAL Co-productionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE In collaboration withEQUILIBRIUM

Agenda

Agenda