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This is the People's Clinic

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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Recitative details:

Type:

recitative,choir

Role(s):

Pat Nixon / Villagers

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.03

Previous scene: Look down at the earth
Next scene: This is prophetic

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

(The tour moves away; it is time the First Lady saw the
Evergreen Peopleís Commune and its model swine-
rearing facilities, Peopleís Clinic, recreation building,
and school)


CHORUS
This is the Peopleís Clinic.


PAT
Ouch! I think itís sort of rude to watch.


CHORUS
"Do not distress yourself", she begs.
She will get well. Come see the pigs.


PAT
I once raised a red-ribbon boar.


CHORUS
Do you think you could scratch his ear?
Thank you.


PAT
And how was that?


CHORUS
Just fine.


CHORUS
Here are some children having fun.


PAT
The children in the U.S.A. all say hello.
I used to be a teacher many years ago
and now Iím here to learn from you.

English Libretto or Translation:

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