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What you loved about The Rake's Progress

Read a selection of audience and critics' reactions to The Rake's Progress.

The curtain has now gone up on our production of stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.

Comedy and tragedy are never far apart in this light-footed work that can break your heart with the broadest of smiles.

Read what the critics and audience had to say…


‘Celebrated production returns home in triumph’

– The Stage

‘Glyndebourne’s oldest production survives the test of time’

– MusicOMH

‘Hockney’s brilliant sets still steal the show’

– The Times

‘There is an outstanding Tom Rakewell in New Zealand tenor Thomas Atkins’

– Financial Times

‘…[Louise] Alder’s performance was coated in a simple humanity which charmed the heart’

– Bachtrack

‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati were spot on with balance throughout, never drowning out the singers and still retaining colour and movement.’

– London Unattached


‘Complete genius of a production’

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‘Fabulous production!’

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‘It was utterly sensational’

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The Rake’s Progress is on stage until 27 August 2023

Image credits: The Rake’s Progress, Festival 2023. Photos by Richard Hubert Smith.

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