Videos 2017-03-12T11:22:08+00:00


The Rake’s Progress

March 12-19, 2017

The Vision for The Rake’s Progress.

An Inside Look with Stage Director Allegra Libonati.

OUR FIRST 360˚ Video!

Now’s your chance to be in the middle of the action… Watch the male chorus rush to Tom Rakewell and the ladies set the scene for Mother Goose’s brothel. Turn around and watch Stage Director Allegra Libonati direct standing on a chair and Music Director David Angus conduct the singers right beside her.

Becoming Stravinsky: Behind the Scenes with Movement Director Yury Yanowsky.

Yury’s career as a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet spanned over two decades. He is The Rake’s Progress Movement Director and will appear on stage as Stravinsky.

Funny, Witty, and Painfully Beautiful: The MUSIC of THE RAKE’S PROGRESS.

Music Director David Angus on Stravinsky’s unique and energetic opera.

What is The Rake’s Progress?

Swirls of passion and a world of extremes masterfully crafted. Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson answers the question we all want to know.

The COSTUMES of The Rake’s Progress.

Liz Perlman, the owner of Costume Works, tells us Mother Goose will be in acid green & Baba the Turk in 12 fabrics of fancy blue.

Costume Design for The Rake’s Progress.

This opera has TWO Costume Designers. Neil Fortin talks about combining visions with Co-Designer John Conklin.



Leading man Ben Bliss tells us Stravinsky is like cubist Mozart (but not in a museum-y way). Ben was the recipient of Lincoln Center’s 2016 Emerging Artist award. He makes his BLO debut as Tom Rakewell.

Making of an Opera

Watch this 3 minute video about how The Rake’s Progress came together!