Retrospect – Eurotour

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Six major cities, seven performances: Equilibrium Young Artists toured throughout Europe with semi-staged concerts of The Rake’s Progress.

The Rake’s Progress cast
Anne Trulove – Sofie Asplund; Tom Rakewell – Gyula Rab; Nick Shadow – Douglas Williams; Baba the Turk – Marta Świderska; Sellem – James Way; Father Trulove/Mother Goose – Trevor Bowes (Munich, 14 & 15 May) / Erik Rosenius

Münchner Philharmoniker (Munich, 14 & 15 May) / LUDWIG Orchestra
conductor – Barbara Hannigan | stage direction – Linus Fellbom | costume designer – Anna Ardelius

Backstage at the Philharmonie de Paris with our Eurotour cast. A very happy team after the first performance of the tour with LUDWIG.

Our fabulous assistant conductor and harpsichordist Levi Hammer, working with Gyula Rab and Trevor Eliot Bowes onstage in Munich.

Our director Linus Fellbom working with Gyula Rab and Douglas Williams on the final scene of the opera between Nick Shadow and Tom. These two charismatic anti-heroes ate up the stage, whether in Linus' full staging or the more lightly staged Eurotour. The chain is plastic by the way...

Director Linus Fellbom and soprano Sofie Asplund discussing some details during staging rehearsals in Munich. It was beautiful to see how Linus worked with the different casts to integrate each performer's special qualities into the staging.

The lovely Marta Swiderska at the dress rehearsal with Munich Philharmonic. I look forward to sharing the stage again soon with Marta in January 2020, when we remount our Lulu production atthe Hamburg Staatsoper!

When the conductor takes the time to style a soloist’s hair before the concert!

The evil Nick Shadow (Douglas Williams) and the crafty auctioneer Sellem (James Way) backstage in Hamburg. It was thrilling to give our final performance with this cast at the sold-out Elbphilharmonie.

Taking the applause at the Paris Philharmonie.

What are the chances that the restaurant at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund was called Stravinsky??