The Rakeís Progress, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 8 July 2008]
Did a more intellectual pair ever come together to write an opera than Igor Stravinsky and W.H. Auden? They gave The Rakeís Progress so many reference points to art, music and literature through the ages that Tom Rakewellís story really does come across as a parable for all time.