Like the Ming tombs

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):

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Richard Nixon

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

1.08

Previous scene: We no longer need Confucius
Next scene: If we by chance escape her maw

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

NIXON
Like the Ming Tombs.
I think this leap forward to light is the first step
of all our youth, all nations' youth;
our duty is to show them both their future
and our past, the fire and the noon glare.
How they inspire our poor dry bones,
put us in mind of our forgotten dreams!
We send children on our crusades,
we bring children our countries, right or wrong.
Then we retire.
Fathers and sons, let us join hands,
make peace for once.
History is our mother,
we best do her honor in this way.

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