23 August 2020

Watch The Rake's Progress

A Glyndebourne classic, designed by David Hockney

You can watch The Rake’s Progress in cinemas
on Sunday 23 August 2020
Booking will open in March 2020.

Description

A Glyndebourne classic, designed by David Hockney.

When the mysterious Nick Shadow appears at his door, Tom Rakewell immediately abandons country life and his sweetheart Anne for the temptations of the city. But London’s glittering promise soon corrodes;  love, money and even sanity slip further and further from Tom’s grasp. Can true love save him, or will the Devil have the last laugh?

Hogarth’s paintings charting one man’s path from pleasure to ruin are the starting point for one of the most dazzlingly original works of the 20th century, like a Mozart opera that has wandered into a musical hall of mirrors – at once elegant and anarchic. Comedy and tragedy are never far apart in this light-footed work that can break your heart with the broadest of smiles.

Recorded live in 2010.

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