Metropolitan Opera: Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
Airs Saturday, May 9, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a broadcast of a twentieth-century masterpiece, Igor Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, The Rake’s Progress. Met Music Director James Levine leads the performance, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the central roles of the carefree Tom Rakewell and his faithful sweetheart, Anne Trulove; Gerald Finley as the mysterious Nick Shadow, who encourages Tom to pursue a life of aimless pleasure; Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady, Baba the Turk; and English bass Brindley Sherratt in his network debut as Anne’s father, Trulove. The Rake’s Progress will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 9.