‘It's one of the greatest operas there is’ - Thomas Adès
OperaGlass Works presents their first production, one of the great operas of the 20th century. Stravinsky’s collaboration with WH Auden and Chester Kallman was inspired by Hogarth’s paintings of a young man’s fall from grace.
As Tom Rakewell abandons true love for the excitement of the city, he soon finds himself in the company of the devil, seduced by the vice-ridden underworld of London’s East End. Set in the 18th century, using conventions of opera from that time, the story explores human choice and its limitations.
The production has a contemporary approach to design informed by an 18th-century sensibility. Costumes are by BAFTA award winning Rosalind Ebbutt (Victoria, Downton Abbey), with a set by award winning Tom Piper (RSC, designer of the Poppies at the Tower of London). The orchestra, conducted by Laurence Cummings, will share the stage in Wilton’s atmospheric surroundings.
OperaGlass Works, led by actress and director Selina Cadell and composer and music consultant Eliza Thompson, presents exquisite opera in intimate spaces.
Trinity Laban Alumni
Conductor: Laurence Cummmings
Set design: Tom Piper
Costumes: Rosalind Ebbutt
Lighting: Vince Herbert
Dramaturg/Producer: Eliza Thompson
Director/Producer: Selina Cadell
Cast subject to change