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08 Jul 2008

The Rake’s Progress, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 8 July 2008]

Did a more intellectual pair ever come together to write an opera than Igor Stravinsky and W.H. Auden? They gave The Rake’s Progress so many reference points to art, music and literature through the ages that Tom Rakewell’s story really does come across as a parable for all time.

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