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Could it then have been known

Opera details:

Opera title:

The Rake's Progress

Composer:

Igor Stravinsky

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Rake's Progress Synopsis

Libretto:

The Rake's Progress Libretto

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Trio details:

Type:

trio

Role(s):

Anne Trulove / Tom Rakewell / Baba the Turk

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor / Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

2.11

Previous scene: MMy love, am I to remain in here forever?
Next scene: I have not run away dear heart

The Rake's Progress, Act II, Scene 2: "Could it then have been known" (Anne, Rakewell, Baba)

Singer(s): Robert Rounseville Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Jennie Tourel

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The Rake's Progress, Act II, Scene 2: "Could it then have been known" (Anne, Rakewell, Baba) · Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Igor Stravinsky, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Robert Rounseville, Jennie Tourel

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

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Released on: 2013-03-25

Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Author: Chester Kallman
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Music Publisher: D.R

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Trio
Could it then have been known?
When spring was love and love took all our ken.
That I and I alone and on the frozen ground
should see love dead?

TOM
(Aside)
It is done, it is done.
I turn away, yet should I turn again,
the arbour would be gone
upon that forsworn ground
the birds lie dead

BABA
Who is it pray, he prefers to me
on our wedding day?

TOM
Oh bury the heart there deeper
upon its only bridal bed.
And should it dreaming, ask when
shall I awaken once again I say: never.
We shall this wintry promise keep.
Obey thy exile, honour sleep...

ANNE
Oh promise the heart to winter
swear it bound, to nothing live and you shall wed.
But should you vow to love,
Oh then see that you shall not feel again never
lest you, you alone, your promise keep
walk the long aisle and walking, weep...

BABA
A family friend?
An ancient flame?
I'm quite perplexed.
And, more, I confess,
than a little vexed.
Enough is enough!
Baba is not used to be so abused.
Heavens above!
Will you permit me to sit
in this conveyance forever?

ANNE&TOM
... forever.

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