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The Rake’s Progress, 22 July 1955

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Librettist: WH Auden & Chester Kallman

Conductor: Paul Sacher

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Trulove: Hervey Alan

Anne: Elsie Morison

Tom Rakewell: Richard Lewis

Nick Shadow: Marko Rothmuller

Mother Goose: Mary Jarred

Baba The Turk: Marina de Gabarain

Sellem: John Kentish

Madhouse Keeper: David Kelly

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Costume Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Choreographer: Pauline Grant