“The devil finds work for idle hands” – Stravinsky’s brilliantly inventive opera in English Touring Opera’s new production.

Igor Stravinsky’s brilliantly inventive The Rake’s Progress charts young Tom Rakewell’s journey from unexpected riches to ruin at the hands of his own naivety, and a devilish new friend. One of Stravinsky’s crowning achievements in his pioneering career, the opera is a cynical but ultimately humanistic depiction of how the devil finds work for idle hands.

The production is led by director Polly Graham, Artistic Director of Longborough Festival Opera, and conductor Jack Sheen.

The opera is in English with surtitles.

Come to a pre-performance talk before the opera to learn more about the creative process.

ETO also presents Manon Lescaut on Saturday 23 March.

General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 7 November. Find out how becoming a member both supports our work and enables you to enjoy priority booking.

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