Opera Preview: The Rake’s Progress

June 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum

Composer Igor Stravinsky based his opera The Rake’s Progress on eight famous paintings by William Hogarth that chronicle the rise and fall of an ambitious young man in 18th-century London. A musical homage to Mozart, the opera blends comedy and drama à la Don Giovanni with the composer’s wit and spiky humor. Portland Opera is producing the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Rake’s Progress with scenery and costumes designed by the celebrated visual artist David Hockney. Both the Hogarth and Hockney prints are currently on view at the Museum. This 50-minute preview will feature musical highlights performed by Portland Opera’s Resident Artists, as well as an opera overview by Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox.

June 6 preview free for Members or with Museum Admission.

For tickets to The Rake’s Progress opera performances on June 11, 12 and 14 at Keller Auditorium, visit portlandopera.org/vipaccess and enter the code FAMILY for a 20% Museum member discount.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.