The Rake's Progress (Complete opera recorded in 2007) BLU-RAY

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The Rake's Progress (Complete opera recorded in 2007) BLU-RAY
Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels / Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy, William Shimell / Kazushi Ono (conductor)

[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Thursday 20 August 2009

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Blu-Ray - 'Lepage has forged a reputation as one of the most visionary theatre directors of our age… The Rake's Progress is heading our way, and it promises to be a highlight of the 2007/8 season.' Sunday Times

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.

Bonus material:

Interview with stage director Robert Lepage

Behind the scenes & rehearsal footage

Photo gallery

Cast gallery & illustrated synopsis

'Lepage has forged a reputation as one of the most visionary theatre directors of our age… The Rake's Progress is heading our way, and it promises to be a highlight of the 2007/8 season.' Sunday Times