You love him, seek to set him right

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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Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

choir / Baba the Turk / Anne Trulove / Sellem

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

3.07

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The Rake's Progress: Act III Scene 1: You love him, seek to set him right (Baba, Anne, Crowd,...

Singer(s): Hilde Gueden Martha Lipton Blanche Thebom

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The Rake's Progress: Act III Scene 1: You love him, seek to set him right (Baba, Anne, Crowd, Sellem, Rakewell, Shadow) · Hilde Gueden

Stravinsky: Rake's Progress (The) (Metropolitan Opera, Stravinsky) (1953)

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Released on: 2007-09-01

Artist: Hilde Gueden
Artist: Blanche Thebom
Artist: Eugene Conley
Artist: Mack Harrell
Artist: Martha Lipton
Artist: Norman Scott
Artist: Paul Franke
Artist: Lawrence Davidson
Choir: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Conductor: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Composer: Igor Stravinsky

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Duet

BABA
(To Anne)
You love him, seek to set him right.
He's but a shuttle-headed lad.
Not quite a gentleman,
nor quite completely vanquished
by the bad.
Who knows what care and love might do?
But good or bad,
I know he still loves you.

ANNE
He loves me still!
Then I alone in weeping doubt
have been untrue.
Oh hope, endear my love.
Atone, grace whatever may ensue. Enlighten,

SELLEM, FIRST GROUP
He loves her.

THE SECOND GROUP
Who?

SELLEM, FIRST GROUP
That isn't known.

THE SECOND GROUP
He loves her still.

SELLEM, FIRST GROUP
The tale is sad, if true.

BABA
So find him and his man beware!
I may have made a bad mistake,
yet I can tell who in that pair
is poisoned victim and who snake!
Then go!

ANNE
But where shall you...?

BABA
My dear, a gifted lady
never need have fear.
I shall go back and grace the stage
where manner rules and wealth attends.
Can I deny my time its rage?
My self-indulgent intermezzo ends.

ANNE
Can I for him all love engage and yet
believe her happy when love ends?

CROWD
She will go back.
Her view is sage. That's life.
We came to buy. See how it ends.

SELLEM
Money farewell. Who'll buy?.
The auction ends.

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