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The Rake’s Progress, 11 August 1989

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Librettist: WH Auden & Chester Kallman

Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


Trulove: Peter Rose

Anne: Sylvia McNair

Tom Rakewell: Christopher Ventris

Nick Shadow: Jeffrey Wells

Mother Goose: Linda Ormiston

Baba The Turk: Anne Howells

Sellem: Alexander Oliver

Madhouse Keeper: Alastair Miles

Production Team

Original Director: John Cox

Assistant Director: David Edwards

Set Designer: David Hockney

Costume Designer: David Hockney

Lighting Designer: Robert Bryan