The Rake’s Progress at Venice’s “Teatro La Fenice”

The Rake’s Progress is Igor Stravinskij’s most representative and represented work. The opera is on stage at La Fenice during the Festival “Lo spirito della musica di Venezia, which will run until 12 August 2014.

The last of five performances was staged Saturday, July 5th, greeted by an enthusiastic audience.

The Rake’s Progress debuted in Venice in 1951, but until now it had only returned here twice. Directed by Damiano Michieletto, he identifies defined steps for the training of the main character; the naif Tom Rackwell (played by Juan Francisco Gatell)  is undermined by the devilish Nick Shandow (Alex Esposito) in a bourgeois idyll. The work is directed by Diego Matheuz, set designed by Paolo Fantin and costumes designed by Carla Teti. 

The very appreciated director Michieletto, originary from Venice and graduated at Ca ‘Foscari and at Piccolo in Milan, has done more than twenty-five new productions. He has helped to intesify the most impressive aspects of this script.


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