The Rakes Progress


By Stravinsky
Thu 2 - Sat 4 May 2024
Tickets £25-£45*

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Igor Stravinsky’s brilliantly inventive The Rake’s Progress charts young Tom Rakewell’s journey from an unexpected riches to ruin at the hands of his own naivety and a devilish new friend. One of Stravinsky’s crowning achievements in his pioneering career, the opera is a cynical but humanistic depiction of loss, love and how the devil finds work for idle hands.

The production is helmed by Polly Graham, Artistic Director of Longborough Festival Opera, and the up-and-coming conductor and composer Jack Sheen.

Photography by Craig Fuller.

Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Join members of the ETO creative team for a pre-show talk where they will share insights into this new production of The Rake's Progress.

Hear from ETO's Spring 2024 company about bringing their upcoming tour to life – find out more about English Touring Opera, this season’s creative process, what you can expect from the evening’s performance. Bring along your questions – there will also be a short Q&A to conclude the talk!
General Guidance

Performed in English with English Surtitles


Thursday 2 & Saturday 4, 7.30pm:

*All ticket prices inclue a £3 per ticket booking fee.

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  • Woman crouches over statue
  • Woman sits under horse with a skull in hand
  • Man holding ablet stands near statue and mannequin
  • Two woman hold each other in fear beside a mannequin
  • Cast huddles looking concerned
  • Man hold a statue with a horse nearby


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