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

Illustarted synopsis; Cast gallery; Interview with Robert Lepage; Rehearsal videos; Costume & make-up stills; 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: 9/29/2009
  • UPC: 809478070382
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:54:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 87,580

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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