(Alastair Miles as Nick Shadow & Toby Spence as Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress @ Vienna's Theater an der Wien)
English tenor Toby Spence and English bass Alastair Miles are poised for tomorrow's opening night of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress in Vienna's Theater an der Wien. The production will be conducted by that hawter than hale, dewy-skinned, man-gawd Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who will sweat through the Martin Kusej production with the Wiener Symphoniker.
Theater an der Wien is promising such a spicy production, that it is carrying a warning for kids younger than eighteen years old, to shield their innocent eyes from an explicit naked brothel scene and some secksay stripping. If things get too hawt, we've got Anne Sofie von Otter playing the bearded wife to extinguish the flames.