Opera The Rake's Progress
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS on March 19, 2023, at the Teatro del Maggio. Music trip Florence with two nights, premium tickets, city tour and dinner.
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THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
A opera trip to Florence can be a wonderful experience of music and art. The highlight of your opera trip is a visit to the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for a performance of your choice. Every year in spring, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opera festival takes place.
In 2023 the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will host the 85th edition of the Maggio Musicale Festival with the Mehta-Mozart cycle. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Music Festival takes place from April 22 to July 8, 2023 and consists of 3 operas, 8 concerts and two works by Mozart in September and November, as well as an opera for children.
The travel package includes tickets with the best view for an opera, ballet or concert as well as two nights in a beautiful hotel in Florence and you can book individual additional services such as a private tour of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery.
The capital of Tuscany, Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. In addition to its many attractions, the city offers the Uffizi Museum, Galleria degli Uffizi, with an inestimable treasure trove of masterpieces. Combine your opera trip to Florence with a vacation in the historical towns of Tuscany.
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS • March 19, 2023 • Festival di Carnevale del Maggio
The Rake’s Progress from March 12 to 26, 2023
Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress will be performed at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence from March 12 to 26, 2023.
The Rake’s Progress is an opera in three acts to a libretto by Wystan Hugh Auden and Chester Kallman.
Stravinsky came up with the idea for the opera after moving to the USA, when he saw the copper engraving series A Rake’s Progress by the English painter and engraver William Hogarth at an exhibition.
He was fascinated by the story of the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell. He was a bon vivant and spendthrift who squandered his and others’ property, gambled away his money and had numerous affairs. In the end, Rakewell ends up in a mental asylum.
The premiere of the opera The Rake’s Progress took place in 1951 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
Experience the opera The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky at the new Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Our exclusive music tour includes tickets for the performance, two or more nights in a hotel of your chosen category in Florence and, in our Superior Package, a private city tour, an exclusive gourmet dinner and an aperitif with a light meal before the performance.
Conductor • Daniele Gatti
Director • Frederic Wake-Walker
SETS and costumes • Anna Jones
Video • Ergo Phizmiz
Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master • Lorenzo Fratini
Anne • Sara Blanch
Tom Rakewell • Matthew Swensen
Nick Shadow • Vito Priante
Mother Goose • Marie Claude Chappuis
Baba, the turk • Adriana Di Paola
Sellem • Christian Collia
Performances “The Rake’s Progress” at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2023
Services and Prices
The price of the opera package depends on the selected hotel and the seats in the Florence Opera House. Please specify with your request if you prefer the essential package (ticket and hotel) or the superior package with dinner, aperitif with light meal before the performance, and private city walking tour in Florence.
Tickets for the opera “The Rake’s Progress” at the Opera Florence
Choose a date for the opera THE RAKE’S PROGRESS and find your ticket and hotel with our music travel packages to Italy. Enjoy a top music event at Teatro del Maggio Florence. With your package, you get two nights in a selected hotel in Florence and premium tickets for the opera “THE RAKE’S PROGRESS” at the New Florence Opera House.
On request, we can organize other private visits with the Uffizi or other museums in Florence, wine tasting tours, day trips to the cultural Tuscan cities of Lucca , Siena , Volterra , San Gimignano or a trip through all of Italy, also with other music events at La Scala in Milan, the Teatro La Fenice Venice , the Teatro San Carlo Naples or any other of your choice.