New York Magazine
8. See The Rake’s Progress
Metropolitan Opera, opens May 30.
The Met’s production of Stravinsky’s neoclassical opera is a multi-throwback. Inspired by Hogarth’s 18th-century engravings and set in the early 20th century, it opened 25 years ago under the direction of Jonathan Miller (who died in 2019) and was last seen in 2015. Even so, everything about it can still feel fresh, starting with the principals, Ben Bliss and Golda Schultz.