I am old and cannot sleep

Opera details:

Opera title:

Nixon in China

Composer:

John Coolidge Adams

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Nixon in China Synopsis

Libretto:

Nixon in China Libretto

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Chou En-lai

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

3.02

Previous scene: Some men you cannot satisfy

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

CHOU
I am old and I cannot sleep forever,
like the young, nor hope
that death will be a novelty
but endless wakefulness when
I put down my work and go to bed.
How much of what we did was good?
Everything seems to move beyond our remedy.
Come, heal this wound.
At this hour nothing can be done.
Just before dawn the birds begin,
the warblers who prefer the dark,
the cage-birds answering. To work!
Outside this room the chill of grace
lies heavy on the morning grass.

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