(Feb. 17-18) Music: Opera: Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (New Haven)


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    Saturday, February 17, 2024
    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Shubert Theatre
    247 College Street
    New Haven, CT

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    Yale Opera presents a new production of Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rake’s Progress with the Yale Philharmonia, under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Daniela Candillari, with staging by Danilo Gambini.

    A classic Faustian tale that warns us to be careful what we wish for, Stravinsky’s only full-length opera depicts the misadventures of Tom Rakewell, who, lured with a promised inheritance into unknowingly making a deal with the devil, leaves his fiancée, Anne Trulove, in the country in search of the excitement of London. Tom’s mysterious new servant, Nick Shadow, is only too happy to oblige Tom on a path of debauchery. With a libretto by poets W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman and inspired by Hogarth’s series of paintings, A Rake’s Progress, the opera features a clever neoclassical score and juicy roles for Yale Opera’s phenomenal young cast.

    Performed in English with projected English text.