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Gently little boat

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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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Anne Trulove / choir

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

3.23

Previous scene: I am exceeding weary
Next scene: Anne, my dear

Igor Stravinsky The Rake's Progress 'Gently, little boat'

Singer: Dawn Upshaw

Zaltzburg Festival (1996)

CON : Sylvain Cambreling
DIR : Peter Mussabach

SOP : Dawn Upshaw

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Cradle Song

ANNE
Gently, little boat
across the ocean float,
the crystal waves dividing.
The sun in the west
is going to rest.
Glide toward the islands of the blessed.

MADMEN
What voice is this?
What heavenly strains
bring solace to tormented brains?

ANNE
Orchards greenly grace
that undisturbed place.
The weary soul recalling
to slumber and dream,
while many a stream
falls descanting on a child-like theme.

MADMEN
Oh sacred music of the spheres!
Where are our rages and our fears?

ANNE
Lion, lamb, and deer,
untouched by greed or fear
about the woods are straying.
And quietly now the blossoming bough
sway above the fair, unclouded brow.

MADMEN
Sing on! Forever sing!
Release our frantic souls and bring us peace.

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