Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Lott, Ramey, Goe

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 102314
Format: DVD

Felicity Lott (Anne), Leo Goeke (Tom Rakewell), Richard Van Allan (Trulove, Anne’s father), Samuel Ramey (Nick Shadow) & Rosalind Elias (Baba the Turk) The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor) & John Cox (stage director)

Live recording from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1975

Stage Designer David Hockney First performed in 1951 at the theatre La Fenice in Venice, the opera The Rake’s Progress was given its first British performance by the Glyndebourne Opera Festival. This recording is the famous and striking 1975 John Cox production which has been described as “brilliant stroke” (The Daily Telegraph) and as “a virtuoso piece of production and design”. The designer on the production was the British painter David Hockney, one of today’s leading artists. His highly individual sets, based on the Hogarth’s series of prints, reflect perfectly the “spikiness” of the music, combined with the underlying tenderness of the theme of true love. The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink, one of the most influential of his time, has the musical direction over a top-class ensemble of soloists – headed by Leo Goeke in the title role, who sang frequently in Glyndebourne, and Felicity Lott, one of the most important English opera singers, who became “Dame of the British Empire” in 1996. Sound Formats: PCM Stereo Picture Format: 4:3 DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC Subtitle Languages: GB (Original Language), DE, FR, ES Running Time: 146 mins FSK: 0 Region Code: 0 Worldwide available excluding USA

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