Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress, (Emmanuel Music)

“The leads offered superlative singing … Tenor Charles Blandy was a terrific match for the part of Tom Rakewell, unfailingly, tirelessly lyrical .. Blandy’s Tom was both naïf and willing victim, ruing his own callowness while indulging the temptation to hide behind it.

“… In the deceptively pastoral final parting of Anne and Tom, this “Rake’s Progress’’ embodied the opera’s paradoxically grim delight in life, in its folly, in the ingenious efficiency with which it breaks your heart.”

– Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe