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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Rake's Progress - Brisbane Festival

An idle mind is the devil's playground

 
For the first time Queensland Conservatorium in association with QPAC teams up with Brisbane Festival 2012 to bring you a contemporary retelling of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.

In this modern morality tale originally based on Hogarth's famous drawings of corruption and debauchery in 18th Century London, Stravinsky and his librettist W.H. Auden trace the decline of their anti-hero Tom Rakewell who, having sold his soul to the devil, descends into madness and despair.
Featuring the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra conducted by Alexander Ingram, directed by Anna Sweeny with designs by Christopher Smith and Andrew Meadows, this English language opera will delight opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Dates: September 1, 4, 7 & 9
Venue: Conservatorium Theatre, Southbank
Tickets: Adults $38/$26.50/$21.50.
Bookings: qtix 136 246 or www.qtix.com.au



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