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Forgive me, master

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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Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Tom Rakewell

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

2.19

Previous scene: Thanks to this excellent device
Next scene: What curious phenomena are up today for sale

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Act 2 / Scene 3 - "Forgive Me, Master" (Shadow)

Singer(s): Bryn Terfel Ian Bostridge

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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Act 2 / Scene 3 - "Forgive Me, Master" (Shadow) Bryn Terfel Ian Bostridge London Symphony Orchestra John Eliot Gardiner

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

? 1999 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Released on: 1999-01-01

Producer, Recording Producer: Nicholas Parker
Producer: Karsten Witt
A & R: Isabella de Sabata
Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Rainer Maillard
Studio Personnel, Engineer: Jobst Eberhardt
Studio Personnel, Engineer, Editor: Stephan Flock
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Author: Wystan Hugh Auden
Author: Chester Kallman

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Recitative

(To Tom)

Forgive me, master,
for intruding upon your transports,
but your dream is still
a long way from fulfillment.
Here is the machine, it is true,
but it must be manufactured
in great quantities.
It must be advertised, it must be sold.
We shall need money and advice.
We shall need partners, merchants of probity
and reputation in the City.

TOM
Alas, good Shadow!
your admonitions are only too just
and they chill my spirit.
For who am l, who am become
a byword for extravagance and folly,
to approach such men?
Is this dream, too, this noble vision,
to prove as empty as the rest?
What shall I do?

NICK
Have no fear, master.
Leave such matters to me.
Indeed I've spoken to several notable
citizens concerning your invention,
and they are as eager to see it as you to show.

TOM
Ingenious Shadow!
How could I live without you?
I cannot wait!
Let's visit them immediately!

(They beginning to push the machine)

NICK
Should you not tell
the good news to your wife.

TOM
My wife? I have not wife
I bury her.

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