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How strange

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

Translation(s):

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Aria details:

Type:

recitative,aria

Role(s):

Anne Trulove

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.08

Previous scene: My tale shall be told
Next scene: Anne! Here!

The Rake's Progress: Act II, "How strange!" (Anne)

Singer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

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The Rake's Progress: Act II, "How strange!" (Anne) · Chorus La Scala, Milan · Igor Stravinky · Igor Stravinksy · Orchestra La Scala, Milan · Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

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Released on: 2009-07-10

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Recitative

ANNE
How strange!
Although the heart for love dares everything,
the hand draws back and
finds no spring of courage.
London! alone!
seems all that it can say.
Oh heart, be stronger.
That which this coward hand
wishes beyond all bravery,
the touch of his,
may bring its daring to a close, unneeded,
and love be all your bounty.

Aria
 
No step in fear shall wander
nor in weakness delay.
Hear thou or not,
merciful heaven,
ease thou or not my way.
A love that is sworn,
sworn before thee can plunder hell of its prey!

Recitative

(It's getting dark. Some servants come in
with several presents)

What can this mean?
A ball? a journey? a dream?
How evil in the purple dark they seem!.
Loot from dead fingers!. Living mockery!.
I tremble, tremble with no reason.

(surprised)

Lights!

(Tom go out from his home)

'Tis he!

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