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Very well, then, my dear and good 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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Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Nick Shadow

Voice(s):

Baritone or Bass

Act:

3.12

Previous scene: How dark, how dark and dreadful is this place
Next scene: Well, then. My heart is wild with fear

The Rake's Progress - Opera in 3 Acts: Act III, Scene 2: Recitative: "Very Well, Then, My Dear...

Singer(s): John Reardon Alexander Young

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The Rake's Progress - Opera in 3 Acts: Act III, Scene 2: Recitative: "Very Well, Then, My Dear and Good Tom" - Duet: "Well, Then" - "My heart Is Wild with Fear" · Igor Stravinsky / 特拉汶斯基

Stravinsky Conducts "The Rake's Progress"

℗ Originally released 1964 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Tenor: Alexander Young
Baritone: John Reardon
Librettist: W.H. Auden
Librettist: Chester Kallman
Soprano: Judith Raskin
Harpsichord: Colin Tilney
Associated Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 伦敦皇家爱乐管弦乐团 / 倫敦皇家愛樂管弦樂團
Producer: John McClure

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Recitative

Very well, then.
My dear and good Tom,
perhaps you impose a bit
upon our friendship.
But Nick, as you know,
is a gentleman at heart,
forgives your dilatoriness
and suggests a game.

TOM
A game?

NICK
A game of chance to finally decide your fate.
Have you a pack of cards?

TOM
(He takes out a pack of cards)
All that remains me
of this world and for the next.

NICK
You jest. Fine, fine.
Good spirits make a game go well.
I shall explain.
The rules are simple and the outcome simpler still.
Nick will cut three cards.
If you can name them, you are free.

(He points to mortal instruments)

If not, you choose the path to follow me.
You understand?

(Tom nods)

Let us begin.

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