Ladies, both fair and gracious

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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Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Sellem

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.03

Previous scene: Ruin, Disaster, Shame
Next scene: Who hears me knows me

The Rake's Progress: Act III Scene 1: Ladies both fair and gracious (Sellem)

Singer(s): Eugene Conley Mack Harrell Paul Franke

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The Rake's Progress: Act III Scene 1: Ladies both fair and gracious (Sellem) · Hilde Gueden

Stravinsky: Rake's Progress (The) (Metropolitan Opera, Stravinsky) (1953)

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Released on: 2007-09-01

Artist: Hilde Gueden
Artist: Blanche Thebom
Artist: Eugene Conley
Artist: Mack Harrell
Artist: Martha Lipton
Artist: Norman Scott
Artist: Paul Franke
Artist: Lawrence Davidson
Choir: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Conductor: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Composer: Igor Stravinsky

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Recitative

SELLEM
Ladies, both fair and gracious, gentlemen:
Be al I welcome to this miracle of,
this most widely heralded of,
this, I am sure you follow me,
"nec plus ultra" of auctions.
Truly there is a divine balance in nature.
A thousand lose
that a thousand may gain.
And you, who are the fortunate,
are not so only in yourselves,
but also in being nature's missionaries.
You are her instruments
for the restoration of that order
we al I so worship.
And it is granted to,
ah, so few of us, to serve.

(Applause)

Let us proceed at once.
Lots one and two:
al I objects in the categories
animal, vegetable, and mineral.

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