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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Ono, Claycomb, Kennedy, Shimell

Ono, Brussels Théâtre De La Monnaie Orchestra And Chorus
Release Date: 02/26/2008 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 991  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Darren JefferyLaura ClaycombWilliam ShimellAndrew Kennedy
Conductor:  Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie OrchestraBrussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
LENGTH: Approx 154 Mins
SUBTITLES: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Dutch

"***** Under evocative Midwestern skies, Robert LePage radically reimagines Stravinsky's Hogarth-inspired classic for Belgium's premier opera house in 1950s Las Vegas, complete with neon-lit fairgrounds and film-set bar-room brawls. The setting is revelatory, the vision spectacular. Kazushi Ono draws vibrancy and insight from his Belgian band, cranking the American twangs and classical borrowings of Stravinsky's punchy score. The indolent Rake, an effortlessly Hogarthian Andrew Kennedy in cowboy boots and
Read more excellent voice, is vocally and dramatically matched by Willian Shimmell's dark, full-bodied Nick Shadow. A must-see." -- Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times, January 19, 2008
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Works on This Recording

Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Darren Jeffery (Baritone), Laura Claycomb (Soprano), William Shimell (Baritone),
Andrew Kennedy (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kazushi Ono
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 

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