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Now what was that?

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):

choir / Baba the Turk / Anne Trulove / Sellem

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano / Soprano / Tenor

Act:

3.06

Previous scene: Sold! Annoyed!
Next scene: You love him, seek to set him right

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SELLEM, CROWD
Now...what was that?

BABA
(Aside)
The pigs of plunder!

(Anne comes into the room and she goes to windows)

ANNE
Was that his voice?

SELLEM, CROWD
What next, I wonder?

BABA
The milkmaid haunts me.

ANNE
(From the windows)
Gone!

BABA
All I possessed seems gone.
Well, well.

(To Anne)

My dear!

ANNE
His wife!

BABA
His jest, no matter now.
Come here, my child, to Baba.

(Anne goes to Baba)

SELLEM
Ladies, the sale,
if you could go out.

BABA
Robber! Don't interrupt!

RESPECTABLE CITIZENS
(To Sellem)
Don't interrupt or rail.

VOICE
A scene like this is better than a sale.

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