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Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

  • Cahn Auditorium 600 Emerson Street Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

Igor Stravinsky’s opera is loosely based on the eight William Hogarth paintings and engravings titled A Rake’s Progress. Equal parts tragedy and farce, the tale follows the moral decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who exchanges a simple life with sweetheart Anne Trulove for the worldly pleasures of London in the company of the devious Nick Shadow. Stravinsky’s score deftly blends elements of 18th-and 20th-century music in this story of love, madness, and bargains with the devil.

Joachim Schamberger, director
Dean Williamson, conductor
Donald Nally, chorus master
Benjamin Firer, graduate assistant conductor
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Tom Rakewell Andrew Morstein
Anne Trulove Grace Wipfli
Nick Shadow Mason Cooper
Baba the Turk Aryssa Burrs
Father Trulove Patrick Scully
Sellem Ryan Lustgarten
Mother Goose Christine Ebeling
Keeper of the Madhouse Gabriel Walker

$18 General Admission
$8 Students