Yale Opera presents The Rake's Progress
DateFebruary 17 - 18, 2024
Location247 College Street, New Haven, CT
Doors OpenLobby doors open one hour prior to showtime, theatre doors open approx. 30 minutes prior to show. Latecomers may be asked to wait in the lobby until a time that will cause the least disturbance to the audience members already seated.
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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 of be careful what you wish for, Stravinsky’s only full-length opera depicts the misadventures of Tom Rakewell. Lured with a promised inheritance into unknowingly made a deal with the devil, Tom leaves his fiancée, Anne Trulove, in the country in search of the excitement of London. His mysterious new servant Nick Shadow is only too happy to oblige in his quest leading Tom on a path of debauchery. With a libretto by poet W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman inspired by Hogarth’s series of paintings “A Rake’s Progress,” the opera features a clever neoclassical score and juicy roles for the phenomenal young cast.
Performed in English with projected English text.