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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 Ben DaCosta-Kaufman
Anne Trulove Carla Fuster
Nick Shadow Andrew Payne
Baba the Turk Kristyna Gočová
Father Trulove Kyle Jensen
Sellem Pablo David Laucerica
Mother Goose Madison Rice
Keeper of the Madhouse Ian Clark

$18 General Admission
$8 Students