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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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