Presented by BU College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre, THE RAKE’S PROGRESS will run from February 27-March 1 at Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre, THE RAKE'S PROGRESS will run from February 27-March 1 at Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.
Igor Stravinsky, composer
W.H. Auden & Chester Kallman, librettists
William Lumpkin, Conductor | Jim Petosa, Stage Director
Thursday, Feb 27, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb 28, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb 29, 7:30pm
Sunday, Mar 1, 2:00pm
Tom Rakewell attempts to relive his life from the perspective of his madness that followed a lifetime as a libertine. In a bargain with the disturbing Nick Shadow – is he the Devil himself? – Rakewell is provided with a providential inheritance to support his hedonism. Only the presence of Anne Trulove, his ever-faithful fiancée, can maintain his soul from ultimate damnation. But, he sinks deeper into madness before losing his life.
Sung in English with supertitles.
RUN TIME: approximately 150 minutes
Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre | 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446
The Opera Institute at CFA School of Music is an intensive, highly selective two-year performance-based training program for emerging operatic artists. A professional faculty and renowned guest artists provide personal support and training in all areas pertinent to a career in opera, including voice, acting, languages, and movement styles. Additionally, the Opera Institute also selects undergraduate and graduate singers from the School of Music who demonstrate true operatic potential and have mastered an intermediate integration of acting, vocal, and movement skills for the Opera Theater, Opera Workshop, and Opera Project programs.
$20 General Admission
$10 BU Alumni
$10 Brookline Resident
Free with valid BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
Non-BU tickets available at the door CASH ONLY