Anne Trulove (Layla Claire) prepares to set off to London in search of Tom Rakewell, who has failed to send for her like he promised. Undaunted, she claims "Love hears, love knows; Love answers him across the silent miles, and goes."
Recorded at the Pittsburgh Opera dress rehearsal of the David Hockney production of Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" on April 28, 2016.
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(The same of first scene. Anne leaves her house. It's night)
ANNE No word from Tom. Has love no voice? Can love not keep a May-time vow in cities? Fades it as the rose cut for a rich display? Forgot! But no! To weep is not enough. He needs my help. Love hears, love knows, Love answers him across the silent miles and goes.
Quietly, night, oh! find him and caress. And may thou quiet find his heart, although it be unkind. nor may its beat confess, although I weep, it knows of loneliness. Guide me, oh! moon, chastely when I depart. And warmly be the same he watches without grief or shame. It can not be thou art a colder moon upon a colder heart.