Jonathan Miller's handsome new production of The Rake's Progress at the Metropolitan Opera is set in the Berlin of the 1920s, a period between two wars. The sets by Peter J. Davison are loosely based on Hogarth paintings, and the lighting by Jennifer Tipton accents the non-realistic nature of the production. "I came in after the set was designed," says Tipton, who based her lighting on the highly stylized set design. As Tom Rakewell sells his soul to the devil for fame and fortune, the ...
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