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Saturday, May 9, 2015 Permalink

Met Opera: The Rake's Progress

Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk in "The Rake's Progress"

Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk in "The Rake's Progress"

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