The Rake’s Progress

17th, 21st, 23rd & 25th March 2012

Location:  Theatre Royal

Tickets:  £10 – £67 Buy tickets online

World-renowned Scottish director David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera to stage his first Rake’s Progress, in partnership with Olivier award-winning designer John Macfarlane.

A colourful tale of debauchery with a brilliant libretto by WH Auden and Chester Kallman, and a bevy of larger-than-life characters, this is the perfect focus for McVicar’s particular brand of incisive storytelling.

Tom Rakewell abandons his sweetheart and his simple country life in favour of the bright lights of London.  He sets off to seek his fortune in the company of Nick Shadow, a mysterious man with some distinctly devil-like tendencies.  But after a stay in Mother Goose’s tavern, a meeting with a bearded lady, and a game of cards with unusually high stakes, things don’t look promising for our hero…

A cast including Scottish Opera favourite Edgaras Montvidas, Steven Page (highly praised in English National Opera’s recent A Dog’s Heart) and internationally acclaimed recitalist Carolyn Sampson brings the production to life.