17, 21, 23, 27 March 2012, 7.30pm 25 March 2012, 3pm 19 March 2012, 6.30pm
Act One 65 mins Interval 20 mins Act Two 60 mins
Sung in English with surtitles.
Premium: $155 - $171 A Reserve: $75 - $105 B Reserve: $50 - $72 C Reserve: $35 - $50
Victorian Opera presents
The Rake's Progress
Victorian Opera brings a season of Stravinksy to Arts Centre Melbourne. At the core of Igor Stravinsky’s great opera, The Rake’s Progress, is a battle between good and evil. Inspired by a series of 18th century paintings by William Hogarth, Stravinsky’s opera depicts the tumultuous journey of Tom Rakewell from man to monster.
Acclaimed Director John Bell (Bell Shakespeare) works with Music Director Richard Gill who will conduct this timeless story of love, morality and forgiveness. The Rake’s Progress showcases strong dramatic roles in a powerful libretto by WH Auden and Chester Kallman. Buy tickets to see this beautiful performance as part of Victorian Opera’s 2012 season at Arts Centre Melbourne.
‘In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?’ IGOR STRAVINSKY
‘Another innovative and varied program from a company that is soaring’ THE AGE