Set in the grimy underbelly of 18th-century London, The Rake’s Progress has all the colour, drama and action of a great tabloid exposé.
Set against a background of brothels, bearded ladies and high risk gambling, souls are at stake in The Rake’s Progress and Scottish Opera’s new version will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Will hero Tom Rakewell find happiness or has he struck a devilish bargain that he will live to regret for all eternity?
2 for 1 tickets
This Big Deal is £49 for two tickets to see Scottish Opera perform The Rake’s Progress at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow on Friday 23rd March at 7.15pm.
Loosely based on Hogarth’s series of paintings showing a young man’s descent from respectability into madness, the opera features a neoclassical score by Stravinsky and a libretto by W.H. Auden.
Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas and Steven Page, recently seen in Damon Albarn’s Doctor Dee, lead the cast while Siân Edwards conducts.
Sung in English, with English supertitles, this darkly gothic tale has its chilling moments but they are balanced by some savage humour.
Due to some sexual content, it may not be suitable for everyone. Scottish Opera advises that parental discretion is exercised for those under fifteen.