talktooloose: (reflection_iceman)
This is a very mysterious aria from John Adams opera "Nixon in China" with libretto by Alice Goodman.

"This Is Prophetic" is a strange revelation about Americana that Pat Nixon has on viewing the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. This recording is by the great Broadway soprano Dawn Upshaw from her album "The World So Wide".

I like pieces like this which imply a meaning I can only almost grab.

Let the expression on the face of the Statue of Liberty
Change just a little
Let her see what lies inland

June 2012

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