The Rake’s Progress – Barbara Hannigan, GSO

Author: Accentus Music GmbH

The premiere and audio-visual recording of the semi-staged production in Gothenburg is the culmination of the documentary project “Taking Risks”.

  • Barbara Hannigan | Copyright: ©

    Barbara Hannigan ©

“The Rake’s Progress” with the Gothenburg Symphony marks Barbara Hannigan’s debut as an opera conductor and is a special “labor of love” for her since she, who has sung the role of Anne Truelove many times, has hand-picked the entire of soloists in international auditions in Stockholm, Zürich, Paris and London as part of her mentoring program “Equilibrium”. In this unique and refined semi-staged production, director Linus Fellbom invites the audience to a journey in time and space, from a distant future to the present day, and on to 18th century London.

The production of “The Rake’s Progress” also marks the final point of filming for the Accentus Music documentary “Taking Risks – Barbara Hannigan”. The film crew has followed Barbara Hannigan over a period of two years, documenting all the production stages.

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Rake’s Progress
Opera in three acts

Gothenburg Symphony
Barbara Hannigan, conductor
Linus Fellbom, stage direction and stage design

William Morgan, Tom Rakewell
Aphrodite Patoulidou, Anne Truelove
John Taylor Ward, Nick Shadow
Kate Howden, Baba the Turk
Erik Rosenius, Father Truelove
Ziad Nehme, Sellem
Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble

December 12, 2018
Göteborgs Konserthuset

A production of Accentus Music in co-operation with Gothenburg Symphony.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Assoc. Prod. Company Gothenburg Symphony
Composer Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra / Band Gothenburg Symphony
Conductor Barbara Hannigan



Be part of the IMZ Member Session + General Assembly

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In order to foster a flourishing network, IMZ Members spend time mingling, connecting, exchanging and engaging during Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin on 13 Febraury 2019, where also status quo and future plans are discussed in the course of the IMZ General Assembly.

Complete Screening Schedule is online!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Curious what to expect on four days filled with exclusive previews to the latest music + dance films? Check out the complete Screening Schedule!

Pitch your projects to major buyers in the One-on-One Expert Sessions

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Talk to the right people and benefit from exclusive pitching opportunities with major international buyers. Learn how to reserve your slot with decision makers from, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, takt1, SVT - Swedish Television, ZDF or BBC!

Special EFM Screenings + VR Screenings for IMZ Members + Avant Première Participants

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin continues to expand its cooperation with the EFM European Film Market, the business section of Berlin International Film Festival which is attended by almost 10,000 visitors and 1,500 buyers per year.


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.