The Rake's Progress
by Igor Stravinsky
Note: this is the final Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast of the season. Listen again starting in December for the new season. In the meantime, as always, listen to "At The Opera" with Sean Bianco every Saturday evening at 8 on Cap Radio Music.
James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years.
Paul Appleby takes the leading role as Tom Rakewell, opposite Layla Claire as Anne Trulove, Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady Baba the Turk, and Gerald Finley as the devilish Nick Shadow.
Conductor: James Levine
Anne Trulove: Layla Claire
Baba the Turk: Stephanie Blythe
Tom Rakewell: Paul Appleby
Nick Shadow: Gerald Finley
Trulove: Brindley Sherratt
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min