Rake’s Progress

Opera Wire: A Tenor’s Progress – Paul Appleby on Developing His Understanding of Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ & Being Part of Opera’s Future

OperaWire spoke to Paul ahead of his Festival d'Aix-en-Provence debut (July 5-18) in his signature role, Tom Rakewell, in a new production of The Rake's Progress directed by Simon McBurney.  Here's a snippet: “I relate to Tom too well. It’s important to see him as universally as possible,” Appleby told OperaWire in a recent interview. [...]


Metropolitan Opera posts early rehearsal pictures of Rake's Progress

Photographer Jonathan Tichler stopped by rehearsal to document the early rehearsal period for The Rake's Progress. In this production (which opens May 1), Paul Appleby stars, opposite Layla Claire, Stephanie Blythe, and Gerald Finley. James Levine conducts. More photos will be posted soon! window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ xfbml : true, version : 'v2.3' }); [...]