Trulove, Anne

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(Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress). Sop. Daughter of Trulove, she is to marry Tom Rakewell. He is tricked into going to London with Nick Shadow (the devil in disguise), and marries Baba the Turk. Worried at not hearing from Tom, Anne sets out to find him, but when she does he tells her he is married to Baba. Still in love with him, she tries to save him from the degenerate path along which he is going. By the time Anne catches up with Tom, he is insane in Bedlam. He thinks she is Venus come to rescue him and she tenderly sings him to sleep before leaving with her father. Arias: Quietly, night, find him and caress; I go to him; Gently, little boat. Created (1951) by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Subjects: Opera.

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