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At last the weather's warming-up

Opera details:

Opera title:

Nixon in China

Composer:

John Coolidge Adams

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Nixon in China Synopsis

Libretto:

Nixon in China Libretto

Translation(s):

Not entered yet.

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative,choir

Role(s):

Pat Nixon / Villagers

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.05

Previous scene: This is prophetic
Next scene: Young as we are

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

PAT
At last the weather's warming up.
Look! The skins clear now.


CHORUS
Watch your step.


PAT
I said it would, remember?


CHORUS
Please, Mrs. Nixon, watch...


PAT
Oh yes.
And look! Another elephant!
Why hello, Jumbo! I was meant to come here.
What a lovely park!
Time for a picnic?


CHORUS 1
They could work stone in those days.


CHORUS 2
Labor was cheap.


CHORUS 1
Men dug their own graves.


CHORUS 2
They rose up.
Like statues covered in the dust of their creation.


CHORUS 1
Communist elements!


CHORUS 2
Men like these behold each revolution of the world.


CHORUS 1
Swimming through space as fish swim through the sea.


CHORUS 2
Resting in currents.


CHORUS 1
Though they got two bowls of rice a day.


CHORUS 2
The salt was black.


CHORUS 1
They drank white tea.


PAT
It rounds like you remember them.


CHORUS
We should go back now.


PAT
What a shame!


(The First Lady takes the arm of her interpreter...
a friendly gesture... as the group turns back towards
the limousine whose engine has been running for some
time. The sun is setting, the west is red, and the moon
is clearly visible. Mrs. Nixon may be supposed to be
thinking about her bath and the outfit she will wear
to the ballet)

English Libretto or Translation:

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