The Rake's Progress

Igor Stravinsky

The Rake’s Progress

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Overview

After an acclaimed company debut conducting the Met premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin in 2016, Susanna Mälkki returns to lead Stravinsky’s neoclassical dark comedy. Young star tenor Ben Bliss is the cad Tom Rakewell, alongside soprano Golda Schultz as the virtuous Anne Trulove and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the diabolical Nick Shadow. Jonathan Miller’s surreal production, last seen on the Met stage in 2015, also features mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Baba the Turk and bass James Creswell as Anne’s father, Trulove.

Languages

Languages sung in The Rake’s Progress

Sung In

English

Titles

Title languages displayed for The Rake’s Progress

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, The Rake’s Progress

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs 15 mins

  • House Opens

  • Acts I and II, Part 1

    80 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Acts II, Part 2, and III

    85 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Jonathan Miller

Set Designer

Peter J. Davison

COSTUME DESIGNER

Judy Levin

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Jennifer Tipton

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Composer

Igor Stravinsky

The Rake's Progress