No word from Tom

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:

recitative,aria

Role(s):

Anne Trulove

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.19a

Previous scene: The sun is bright
Next scene: Quietly night

Pittsburgh Opera - The Rake's Progress - "No word from Tom" (excerpt)

Singer: Layla Claire

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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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Third Scene

(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.

Aria

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.

TRUELOVE
(Into the house)
Anne!

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American Arias: Soprano