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The Rake’s Progress, 19 October 1978

The Opera

Venue: New Theatre, Oxford

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Librettist: WH Auden & Chester Kallman

Conductor: Stephen Barlow

Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta


Trulove: John Michael Flanagan

Anne: Susanna Ross

Tom Rakewell: Ian Caley

Nick Shadow: John Rawnsley

Mother Goose: Nuala Willis

Baba The Turk: Enid Hartle

Sellem: Nigel Robson

Madhouse Keeper: Phillip Bromley

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Set Designer: David Hockney

Costume Designer: David Hockney

Lighting Designer: Keith Benson

Revival Producer: Julian Hope