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Look down at the earth

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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Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Beijing Villagers

Voice(s):

n/a

Act:

2.02

Previous scene: I don't daydream and don't look back
Next scene: This is the People's Clinic

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

CHORUS
Look down at the earth,
look down, look down;
down from the north the snowstorm comes.
Mile after mile on each side
of the ice-locked wall vanishes.
Far as you can see you cannot see the land or sky.
A living current moves beneath rivers caught
in the hand of death,
serpentine mountains cross the plain
to bask in an uncertain sun,
and elephantine hills rejoice advancing towards
a sky of ice.
This country is so beautiful;
one fine day you will see it all.

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