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The Rake’s Progress and Britten’s War Requiem—the best classical and opera in November 2018

Plus Latvian violinist Baibe Skride in Belfast

Matthew Rose plays Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress

The Rake’s Progress, Southbank Centre, 3rd November

Igor Stravinsky and WH Auden’s operatic collaboration is witty, wilful and dazzlingly original. Inspired by Hogarth, The Rake’s Progress follows Tom Rakewell as he leaves his country home and sweetheart Anne for the temptations of London. Tradition and modernity, satire and sincerity, pastiche and experimentation all collide in an opera that takes Hogarth’s black-and-white images and fills them with colour. Don’t miss this concert performance by Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO that…

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