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THE RAKE'S

PROGRESS
IGOR STRAVINSKY

By: De La Torre Torres


Alejandra

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Was born on June 17, 1882,
in Oranienbaum, Russia. Was
a Russian composer and
pianist.
He rose to fame in the early
1900s for his compositions
for
the
Ballets
Russes,
including the controversial
The Rite of Spring.
Stravinsky also wrote for a
wide range of ensembles in a
broad spectrum of classical

IGOR STRAVINSKY
He is widely considered one
of the most important and
influential composers of the
20th century
8 Stravinskydied in New York
City on April 6, 1971, with
more than 100 works to his
name.

CONTEXT

8 The famed Russian-American


composers inspiration for the
opera came from a series of
engravings of the same name he
had seen on exhibit in Chicago in
1947. The eight engravings were
the work of William Hogarth, the
British artist and satirist.
8 The engravings told the story of
the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell,
son of a rich merchant, whose
womanizing,
drinking,
and
gambling
across
eighteenthcentury
London
led
to
his

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
8 The Rakes Progress is one of
the few modern operas that
has a permanent place in the
repertories
of
most
contemporary
opera
companies.
8 Premiering in 1951 in
it proved to be one
Stravinskys greatest
and his only full-length

Vienna,
of Igor
works,
opera.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

8 In 1957, it was a part of the first season of the Santa Fe Opera under
the direction of John Crosby, who persuaded the composer to attend
rehearsals.
8 Ingmar Bergman produced the opera at the Royal Swedish Opera in
Stockholm, where it opened on 22 April.
8 The noteworthy 1975 Glyndebourne Festival Opera production was
directed by John Cox, used sets and costumes were designed by
David Hockney, and starred Leo Goeke as Tom Rakewell.

ROLES
Role

Type voice

Tom Rakewell, a rake

Tenor

Anne Trulove, his Betrothed

Soprano

Nick Shadow, a Devilish


Manservant

Baritone or
bass

Baba the Turk, a Bearded


Lady

Mezzosoprano

Father Trulove, Anne's Father

Bass

Sellem, an Auctioneer

Tenor

Mother Goose, a whore

Contralto

Keeper of the madhouse

Bass

INSTRUMENTATION
Stravinsky scored the opera for a
classical-sized orchestra of two
flutes (one doubling piccolo), two
oboes (one doubling cor anglais),
two clarinets, two bassoons, two
horns, two trumpets, timpani, bell,
harpsichord (or piano) and strings.

STAGE DESIGN. PERFOMED


AT GLYNDEBOURNE
FESTIVAL OPERA, 1975

STAGE DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

THANK YOU

SOURCES
Bio, "Igor Stravinsky", http://www.biography.com/people/igorfyodorovich-stravinsky-9497118
New World encyclopedia, "Igor Stravinsky"
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Igor_Stravinsky
Soane, "Rakes progress" http://www.soane.org/collectionsresearch/key-stories/rakes-progress
David Hockney, "Stage and costume design "
http://www.hockneypictures.com/rakes_progress.php#
Metopera, "Synposes Rakes progress"
http://www.metopera.org/Discover/Synposes-Archive/The-RakesProgress/