The Rake's Progress (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie)

Overview

The Brussels based La Monnaie - De Munt mounted and launched this production of Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, directed by Robert LePage. This particular version updates the familiar setting of vice-ridden London to 1950s Las Vegas, with set designs heavily influenced by postwar American television. Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy and William Shimell co-star; The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie - De Munt provide musical accompaniment.
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Overview

The Brussels based La Monnaie - De Munt mounted and launched this production of Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress, directed by Robert LePage. This particular version updates the familiar setting of vice-ridden London to 1950s Las Vegas, with set designs heavily influenced by postwar American television. Laura Claycomb, Andrew Kennedy and William Shimell co-star; The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie - De Munt provide musical accompaniment.
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Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Interview with Robert Lepage; Insight into rehearsals, costumes & make-up; Storyboards
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Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News - Scott Cantrell
[Grade: A] The cast would be hard to beat anywhere. Laura Claycomb, a Southern Methodist University alum, is an irresistible, radiant-voiced Anne, and Andrew Kennedy, with an easy lyric tenor, perfectly portrays Tom's disintegration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • UPC: 809478009917
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: Dutch
  • Time: 2:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 73,851

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laura Claycomb Anne Trulove
Andrew Kennedy Tom Rakewell
William Shimell Nick Shadow
Julianne Young Mother Goose
Dagmar Peckova Baba The Turk
Jeffery Darren Trulove
Donal J. Byrne Sellem
Shadi Torbey Keeper of The Madhouse
Darren Jeffrey Trulove
Technical Credits
Francois Barbeau Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Fillion Set Decoration/Design
Michael Keegan-Dolan Choreography
Kazushi Ono Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Rake's Progress
1. Opening Credits [:59]
2. Prelude [:28]
3. The Woods Are Green [3:29]
4. Anne my Dear - Yes, Father [3:42]
5. Tom Rakewell? - I ... [3:28]
6. I Wished But Once [3:15]
7. I'll Call the Coachman, Sir [2:12]
8. Dear Father Trulove [2:57]
9. With Air Commanding [2:28]
10. Come, Tom [4:59]
11. Love, Too Frequently Betrayed [5:53]
12. No Word From Tom - Has Love No Voice? [1:58]
13. Quietly, Night [2:28]
14. My Father! Can I Desert Him [4:08]
15. Vary The Song, O London, Change [3:03]
16. Nature, Green Unnatural Mother [2:28]
17. Always The Quarry That I Stalk [1:39]
18. Master? Are You Alone? [2:26]
19. In Youth The Painting Slaves [2:27]
20. My Tale Should be Told [2:21]
21. Prelude [2:00]
22. How Strange! Although The Heart... [3:04]
23. What Can This Mean? [:48]
24. Anne! Here! [2:28]
25. My Love, Am I to Remain In Here For ever? [1:09]
26. Could It Then Have Been Known [3:09]
27. I Have Not Run Away, Dear Heart [2:29]
Disc #2 -- The Rake's Progress
1. As I was Saying [:19]
2. Scorned! Abused! [2:24]
3. My Heart is Cold [1:40]
4. Thanks to This Excellent Device [3:09]
5. Ruin. Disaster. Shame. [3:34]
6. Do You Know Where Tom Rakewell Is? [1:38]
7. Ladies, Both Fair & Gracious [1:20]
8. Who Hears Me, Knows Me [1:29]
9. Sold! Annoyed! [3:48]
10. You Love Him, Seek to Set Him Right [2:13]
11. I Shall Go Back [2:18]
12. I Go to Him [2:11]
13. Prelude [2:03]
14. How Dark & Dreadful is This Place [1:54]
15. Very Well [4:32]
16. Well Then - My Heart is Wild [1:17]
17. I Burn, I Burn! I Freeze! [6:57]
18. With Roses Crowned [2:22]
19. Prepare Yourselves, Heroic Shades [1:38]
20. Madmen's Words Are All Untrue [1:48]
21. There he is [1:53]
22. I Have Waited For Thee So Long [1:17]
23. In a Foolish Dream [1:07]
24. I am Exceeding Weary [2:54]
25. Gently, Little Boat [1:09]
26. Anne, My Dear [3:24]
27. Where Art Thou, Venus? [2:55]
28. Mourn For Adonis [3:44]
29. Good People, Just a Moment [1:35]
30. Curtain Calls [2:26]
31. End Credits [3:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Rake's Progress
   Play Acts 1 & 2
   Chapters
   Extras
      Synopsis
      Cast Gallery
      Robert Lepage
      Rehearsal Video
      Costume & Makeup Stills
         Tom Rakewell
         Anne Trulove
         Nick Shadow
         Baba The Turk
         Trulove
         Mother Goose
         Sellem
         Keeper of The Madhouse
      Storyboards
   Setup
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
         Italiano
         Nederlands
         Subtitles: None
Disc #2 -- The Rake's Progress
   Play Acts 2 & 3
   Chapters
   Setup
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
         Italiano
         Nederlands
         Subtitles: None
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