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GIUSEPPE PENNISI reviews John Adams' opera
'I Was looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky'

 

Very few Italian opera houses perform modern (ie twentieth/21st century) American operas. They are afraid that the audience will not show up and that ticket sales will be disappointing. Rome's Teatro dell'Opera and the Teatro Regio in Turin are among the daring few. It is a rare case that in September, when people still go to the beach, two American operas are nearly simultaneously performed: Philip Glass' Akhnaten in Milan and Turin as a part of a Festival and John Adams' I Was looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (fully staged) in Rome...

Copyright © 13 September 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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JOHN ADAMS

LOS ANGELES

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROME

ITALY

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