Shadow, Nick

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(Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress). Bar. He is the devil in disguise. By telling Tom Rakewell he has won a fortune and offering his services free for a year and a day, Shadow tempts Tom away from Anne, his bride‐to‐be, to a life of debauchery. When all Tom's money is gone, they play cards, the stake being Tom's soul. Tom wins and in anger Shadow condemns him to a life of insanity. Aria: I burn! I freeze! Created (1951) by Otakar Kraus.

Subjects: Opera.

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