Where art thou, Venus?

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,choir

Role(s):

Tom Rakewell

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.26

Previous scene: Every wearied body
Next scene: Mourn for Adonis

Jerry Hadley - The Rake's Progress: Finale "Where Art Thou, Venus?" (1996)

Singer: Jerry Hadley

Jerry Hadley - The Rake's Progress - Finale: "Where Art Thou, Venus?"
Salzburg 1996; Conductor Sylvain Cambreling

In memoriam Jerry Hadley
(June 16, 1952 – July 18, 2007)

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Recitative

TOM
Where art thou, Venus? Venus? where art thou?
The flowers open to the sun.
The birds renew their song.
It is spring.
The bridal couch is prepared.
Come quickly, beloved, and we will celebrate
the holy rites of love.

(He shouts)

Holla! Achilles! Helen!
Eurydice, Orpheus, Persephone!
All my courtiers. Holla!

(The madmen appear)

Where is my Venus?,
why have you stolen her while I slept?.
Madmen! where have you hidden her?

MADMEN
Venus? stolen?
hidden? where?
Madman! no one has been here.

TOM
My heart breaks,
I feel the chill of death's approaching wing.
Orpheus! strike from thy lyre
a swan-like music.
And weep, ye nymphs
and shepherds of these Stygian fields,
weep for Adonis, the beautiful, the young.
Weep for Adonis, whom Venus loved.

(He falls to the ground)

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