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Mar 10 2022

Opera UCLA Presents The Rake’s Progress

Schoenberg Hall
Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia present

The Rake's Progress

Igor Stravinsky, composer
W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, librettists


Opera UCLA returns to live performance with a new semi-staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s neoclassical gem, The Rake’s Progress. With a brilliant libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, the opera tells the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man to whom it all comes too easily — and the inevitable price he has to pay. The devil and an angel both vie for Tom’s soul — who will win in the end?

The Rake's Progress is an English opera from 1951 in three acts, with an epilogue. The opera is loosely based on William Hogarth's eight paintings and engravings bearing a similar name (“A Rake's Progress”, 1733–1735.) It is one of the few modern operas with a permanent place in the contemporary operatic repertoire. Premiered in Venice in 1951, it is considered one of Igor Stravinsky’s greatest works and is his only full-length opera.

Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm*

Tuesday, March 8 at 8 pm*

Thursday, March 10 at 8 pm**

*Neal Stulberg, conductor
**Jakub Rompczyk conducting
Peter Kazaras, stage director
Kevin Williamson, choreographer
Jakub Rompczyk, assistant conductor
Staci Mize, assistant director
Jeff Behm, scenic and lighting design
Alexa Weinzierl Behm, costume design
Stephen Karr, musical preparation
Rakefet Hak, Music Director of the UCLA Opera Studio

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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