A Harlot’s Progress debut at Theater an der Wien

A Harlot's Progress debut at Theater an der Wien

Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress enjoys a strong debut at Theater an der Wien

British composer Iain Bell’s new opera A Harlot’s Progress enjoyed a very successful world première at the Theater an der Wien this month. The opera, based on a series of paintings by William Hogarth (who also painted A Rake’s Progess), has much going for it. Its chances for being incorporated into modern repertory are good – if people can handle the utterly depressing plot.
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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.


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