Το συγκλονιστικό φινάλε της πρώτης πράξης του Nixon In China, όπερας του John Adams – από τις σημαντικότερες φυσιογνωμίες του February born club.
The amazing finale of Act 1 from Nixon In China, opera by John Adams – one of the most important figures of the February born club.
00:00 ’Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests’ 02:47 ‘Cheers’
Mr. Premier, distinguished guests,
I have attended many feasts
but never have I so enjoyed a dinner,
nor have I heard placed better the music
that I love outside America.
I move a vote of thanks to one
and all whose efforts made this possible.
No one who heard could but admire
your eloquent remarks, Premier,
and millions more hear what we say
through satellite technology
than ever heard a public speech before.
No one is out of touch telecommunication
has broadcast your message into space.
Yet soon our words won’ t be recalled
while what we do can change the world.
We have at times been enemies,
we still have differences, God knows.
But let us, in these next five days,
start a long march on new highways,
in different lanes, but parallel
and heading for a single goal.
The world watches and listens.
We must seize the hour and seize the day.
This is the hour!
To Doctor Kissinger!
Cheers! New friends and present company!
To Chairman Mao!
Have you forgotten Washington
Everyone listen, just let me say one thing. I opposed China. I was wrong. KISSINGER
Bottoms up, Mr. President.
What did you say, Sweetheart? I can’t Catch every word in all this noise. CHORUS 1
We have at times been enemies.
The Chinese people are renowned.
Ideas we have entertained …
“America the Beautiful!”
We must broadcast seeds of goodwill.
Comrades and friends …
NIXON … in former years Grow in a night to touch the stars.
Look down and think what the Chinese People have done to earn this praise. KISSINGER
You won’ t believe how moved I am.
We marvel now.
It’ s like a dream.