Master, are you alone?

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):

Tom Rakewell / Nick Shadow

Voice(s):

Tenor / Baritone or Bass

Act:

2.04

Previous scene: Always the quarry
Next scene: Come, master, observe the host of mankind

"Master are you alone?... Come master"

Singer: Craig Colclough

Craig Colclough- Nick Shadow, Eric Barry- Tom Rakewell, Maestro Dean Williamson
The Rake's Progress 2012

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Recitative

NICK
Master, are you alone?

TOM
And sick at heart. What is it?

NICK
(He shows the poster)
Do you know this lady?

NICK
Baba the Turk!
I have not visited St. Giles' fair as yet.
They say brave warriors who
never flinched at the sound of musketry
have swooned after a mere glimpse of her.
Is such a thing possible in nature?

NICK
Two noted physicians have sworn
that she is no impostor.
Would you go see her?

TOM
Nick, I know that manner of yours.
You have some scheme afoot.
Come, sir, out with it!

NICK
Consider her picture.

TOM
Would you see me turned to stone?

NICK
Do you desire her?

TOM
Like the gout or the falling sickness.

NICK
Are you obliged to her?

TOM
Heaven forbid.

NICK
Then marry her.

TOM
Have you taken leave of your senses?

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