Playing: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Robert Lepage directs a new production of Stravinsky's neoclassical opera, based on the story behind a set of engravings by the British painter and satirist William Hogarth, and featuring a libretto by the poet WH Auden.

The story centres on Tom, a young country man, and his path to ruin because of the malign influence of Nick Shadow, who appears out of nowhere, offering to help him.

Presented by Ivan Hewett.

3 hours

Last on

Sat 18 Oct 2008 18:00
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