The Rake's Progress: Theatre Royal De La Monnaie, Brussels

01/01/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/2008
  |  74 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Stravinsky's masterwork, created for La Fenice in Venice in 1951, is based on a libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, inspired by a series of 18th century prints by William Hogarth. This 2007 production from La Monnaie-De Munt 'jazzifies' the setting by replacing Hogarth's sin city, London, with 1950s Las Vegas, turning it into a glittering, cinematic gallery of tableaux vivants inspired by the early days of television. The conductor is Kazushi Ono while the stage direction comes from the celebrated Robert Lepage.