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The Rake’s Progress, 04 September 1953

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Librettist: WH Auden & Chester Kallman

Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Trulove: Hervey Alan

Anne: Elsie Morison

Tom Rakewell: Richard Lewis

Nick Shadow: Jerome Hines

Mother Goose: Mary Jarred

Baba The Turk: Nan Merriman

Sellem: Murray Dickie

Madhouse Keeper: Dennis Wicks

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Costume Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Choreographer: Pauline Grant