Just Above My Head
Composer: Nathan Davis
Librettist: Ursula Davis
Other Artistic Personnel: Thomas Douglas, Conductor
Original Cast: Eugene and Herbert Perry, baritones; Jimmy Owens, featured trumpet; Tony Campbell and Nathan Davis, saxophone; Dwayne Dolphin, bass; Greg Humphries, drums; Craig Davis, piano
Premiere Date: June 09, 2004
Producing Company: Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
Description: Based on the novel by James Baldwin, Just Above My Head follows the story of two families, linked through love and loss, brought together through jazz, gospel singing and the church, and divided by crises of incest, drug addiction, race riots and murder.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: Gospel Choir
Ballet/Dance: Dancers
Musical Style: "Jazz Opera", fused with jazz, gospel, Western classical music and modern dance
Contact: Not Available
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2004 Repertoire Development
Project Name: Just Above My Head
Awardee: Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
Director: Jonathan Eaton
Conductor:
Designer: Danila Korogodsky
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