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I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky

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Composer:

John Coolidge Adams

Librettist:

June Jordan

Premiere:

11th May 1995, Berkeley (University of California)

Language:

English

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About the opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky is a 1995 musical/opera with music composed by John Adams, with a libretto by June Jordan. The work was first performed May 1995 in Berkeley, California with staging by Peter Sellars. Grant Gershon was the conductor.
The story takes place in the aftermath of the 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles, and covers the reactions of all characters to the event. The main characters are seven young Americans all living in Los Angeles but from different social and ethnic backgrounds.
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1Leila's Song: Alone (Again or At Last) Popularity:

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Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

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2Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise Popularity:

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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3Consuelo's Dream Popularity:

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

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